The Los Angeles Artist Census (LAAC) is an artist-run research initiative that gathers and publishes data about the lives and practices of LA County visual artists.

Through surveys, interviews, and public programming, LAAC studies artists’ experiences with affordable housing, income security, debt, education, and access to healthcare. LAAC also examines how intersectional identities pertaining to race, gender, age, queerness, and ability relate to disparities in quality of life and professional development among artists.

Inspired by socially engaged art projects such as Minerva Cuevas’s Mejor Vida Corp and Rick Lowe’s Project Row Houses, LAAC aspires to foster community and self-empowerment amongst artists in Los Angeles. We recognize that traditional data research is conducted from a position of false neutrality, and has a history of sustaining social inequities. As such, our research employs a mixed-methods approach that is creative, empathetic, democratic, and social. Inviting fellow artists to participate in the research process, we gather and publish data that is often overlooked or misinterpreted by the institutions that ordinarily conduct this type of research.

LAAC is the first quality-of-life survey conducted on artists in LA County, and is unique among any research done on artists in the United States.



    FOUNDING DIRECTOR

  • Tatiana Vahan

    PROJECT CONSULTATION

  • Corrina Peipon
  • Evan Kleecamp
  • Yelena Zhelezov

    DESIGN CONSULTATION

  • Neil Doshi

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

  • Cobi Krieger

      DATA ANALYSIS

    • Eric Andrew Carter
    • Dr. Sara Constantino

    2020 Census Commitees

      QUESTION BUILDING

    • Agnes Bolt
    • Brenda Colonna
    • Catherine Azimi
    • Corrina Peipon
    • Emily Martinez
    • Eric Andrew Carter
    • Dr. Jessica DeShazo
    • Jordan Service
    • Matthew Lax
    • Dr. Sara Constantino
    • Tatiana Vahan

      OUTREACH

    • Agnes Bolt
    • Amanda Maciel Antunes
    • Andrea Sisson
    • Andy Campbell
    • Celeste Voce
    • Corrina Peipon
    • Debra Scacco
    • Denisse Alanis
    • Emily Wing
    • Jacqueline Falcone
    • Janelle Ketcher
    • Jessica Li
    • Micah Rey (meyekərā)
    • Monica Fernandez Zuñiga
    • Sasha Fishman
    • Tatiana Vahan

      RESEARCH

    • Cobi Krieger
    • Dr. Sara Constantino
    • Tatiana Vahan
    • PROMOTIONAL DESIGN

    • Apogee Graphics

    The Los Angeles Artist Census office is currently located at the ICA LA. For a virtual tour, visit here or email the census for a zoom or phone appointment.


    Los Angeles Artist Census is a project of Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. All donations offered to the project are 100% tax deductible.
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