Alumni Spotlight: Christina Sanchez awarded Inaugural 10k SPArt Grant

SPArt Event

SPArt Part Announcing the 2014 Inaugural Grant Recipients – February, 2014


Faculty and colleagues in the social practice field gathered at the SPArt Party on February 5, 2014, to celebrate the winning recipients of three inaugural 10k grants extended by a new foundation dedicated to Social Practice Art (SPArt).

Founded by Alexandra Shabtai, this new foundation aims to support artists of all stages in their career in implementing socially engaged work based in Los Angeles.  Artists are nominated to be considered for the grant then selected by a committee of practitioners in the field.

We are so proud of Christina Sanchez, who graduated the program in 2012 and was a teaching fellow for our first year project working with the Los Angeles Poverty Department in 2013.  Through this grant, Sanchez will continue the work started in her thesis project, Cocina Abierta (Open Kitchen), is a nomadic experimental “test kitchen” that facilitates the fluid exchange of immigrant histories, culinary skills, and base building strategies towards the development of a worker-centered philosophy to eating ethically.

The two other recipients include Dorit Cypis and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle.

To learn more about the foundation and recipients see the February 3, 2014, Art Agenda announcement.

BREAK/PAUSA by Christina Sanchez