Highlights

2016 EAI Grantee Invites

Please help us share this opportunity with your community. 

UNAM Los Angeles and the Hola Mexico Film Festival invite emerging Hispanic filmmakers to apply for a unique and fully-funded opportunity!

Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today will connect 20 talented emerging filmmakers to the film industry in Hollywood and Mexico through an intensive program that includes seminars, visits to studios and talent agencies, and admission to all screenings and Q&A’s at the Hola Mexico Film Festival. 

Past guest speakers have included Rodrigo Prieto – Academy Award Nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street, Patricia Riggen – First Mexican female director for Sony Pictures, Moises Urquidez – Well-known Mexican TV and Film Director, Michel Franco – Cannes Un Certain Regard Award winner, among others. 

For more info and to submit an application, please visit http://holamexicoff.com/tomorrows-filmmakers

Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.

Diana Luna
Program Director
Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today 


EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!
Congratulations on your award from the Latino Theatre Company Diane! You make us proud. Thank you for sharing inspiring words from your playwright, “The Sweetheart Deal” — reminding us about true commitment to community.
Noches de Trova
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EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!

NOCHES DE TROVA @ CENTER FOR THE ARTS EAGLE ROCK

Join us at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock to experience the tradition of La Peña at our monthly Noches de Trova nights of song, poetry, theatre and art, courtesy of the cultural ambassadors of Producciones TENOCH. The mission of the Peña is to provide a place for artists to present and preserve their cultural forms and invent new ones. Experience the thrilling Spanish language songs of Nueva Cancion, Latin American folk, bossa nova, blues, flamenco, cumbia and more. Featuring the three Trovadores, Esteban Leon, Jorge Negrete and Thomas Cadena with a rotating cast of guest stars such as Rafael Mendoza, Yahir Duran, Angela Roja, Andrea Zuniga, painters Isabelle Martinez, Arturo Martinez, master allebrijes maker, Jesus Sosa Calvo and more.

Next Noches de Trova is May 13, 2016, Show starts at 8:45 p.m.

To learn more about Trova Nights visitwww.tenoch.org/noches-de-trova.html
For other innovative programs at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock go to www.cfaer.org
Resurreccion Mexican Folk
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Join the magic of the oldest existing folk troupe in the Los Angeles region – Resurreccion Mexican Folk, a youth dance troop that displays the beauty, sincerity and energy of the Mexican culture, with talent far beyond their young ages! Visit www.resumexicanfolk.com.
Trucha Vital Decisions Ahead
EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!
Stay tuned. Wayne Healy will soon present his TRUCHA! VITAL DECISIONS AHEAD mural extension project, and how you can be a part of it. In the meantime, he shares a snapshot of Jesus Treviño in 1988 directing for television at the mural at the Lincoln Heights Recreation Center.
Sneak Peek

EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION! Go back in time to 1965 and experience what it might have been like to open for The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Brown Fist Productions, in association with Casa 0101 Theater, gives a glimpse of this moment through the eyes of four young rockstars from East LA! Eastside Heartbeats, directed by Corky Dominguez, is back by audience demand, May 5 – May 29. Don’t miss this chance to witness rock ‘n’ roll history at its finest – live! A special exhibit, “Roots of the Eastside Sound, 1955-1965”, will be featured prominently in The Jean Deleage Gallery at CASA 0101, for everyone wanting an encore. To reserve your tickets, visit www.casa0101.org. #Casa0101 #BlastFromThePast #EastLosAngeles #Musical #Theatre

Posted by Eastside Arts Initiative on Friday, April 8, 2016

 

EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!

Go back in time to 1965 and experience what it might have been like to open for The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Brown Fist Productions, in association with Casa 0101 Theater, gives a glimpse of this moment through the eyes of four young rockstars from East LA! Eastside Heartbeats, directed by Corky Dominguez, is back by audience demand, May 5 – May 29. Don’t miss this chance to witness rock ‘n’ roll history at its finest – live!

A special exhibit, “Roots of the Eastside Sound, 1955-1965”, will be featured prominently in The Jean Deleage Gallery at CASA 0101, for everyone wanting an encore.

To reserve your tickets, visit www.casa0101.org.

La Olla
EAI SPOTLIGHT
“What would you do if you won the lotto – buy a house, help your relatives? What would you do if you found a pot of gold?” Don’t miss LA OLLA debuting March 24 through April 24, 2016 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center.
La Chanclas
EAI SPOTLIGHT
Attention Familias: Get your chanclas on and bring your abuelitas, grandpas, moms, dads, siblings, tias, tios, cousins and friends to Avenue 50 Studio Saturday, April 23, 2016 1pm-3pm. Celebrate Jose Lozano’s new children’s book, LITTLE CHANCLAS – join the reading, book signing and special art workshop given by Jose. Call (323) 258-1435 for tickets and visit avenue50studio.org/supportdonate.
 The DA Center For The Arts
EAI SPOTLIGHT
Explore the world of painting made possible by The dA Center for the Arts, every Saturday from 2pm-5pm, ages 15 and up. http://www.daartcenter.com/classes/painting-studio/
¡Somos LA! Celebrating 5 Years Of LA Plaza
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¡Somos LA! Celebrating 5 years of LA Plaza
This weekend marks LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte’s 5th anniversary! LA Plaza invites everyone to join the celebration this Sunday, April 17, 2016 12 to 4pm honoring our great city with Grammy Award-winning LA band Quetzal, hands-on workshops paying homage to Los Angeles, and a sneak peek of the reopening of “LA Starts Here!” Get there early! The first 500 guests receive a delicious treat by local vendor Viva Los Cupcakes.? http://bit.ly/1SLJ9sX
Jammin on First Street
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Jam on over to JAMMIN’ ON FIRST STREET on April 16th, 2016!

Presented by Casa 0101 Theater and Arts 4 City Youth.

http://www.casa0101.org/shows/jammin-on-first-street-2016

Filmmaker's Tomorrow Today
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UNAM-LA Hola Mexico Film Festival has begun its search for 30 talented Hispanic filmmakers between ages 18 to 30 from the greater eastern part of Los Angeles County. Apply or nominate someone now for the Filmmaker’s Tomorrow Today program – the deadline is Friday, April 15, 2016.

http://holamexicoff.com/tomorrows-filmmakers-today-program-apply-now

The Chicago Legacy Project

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes reminds us to check out About…Productions’ The Chicano Legacy Project Encuentro with Jesus Treviño and Luis Torres, debuting Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:30pm in the East Los Angeles Library!

About Productions
EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!

Save the dates, and join the conversation. Renowned East L.A. Chicano leaders and Latino youth collaborate to share their stories, struggles, and triumphs for ABOUT PRODUCTION’S Chicano Legacy Project. www.aboutpd.org

“Encuentro” featuring Filmmaker Jesus Treviño and Journalist Luís Torres, Sat, Apr 9, 2016 2:30PM at East LA Library, 4837 E. Third Street, LA 90022

Staged readings by professional actors
Thurs, Apr 21, 2016, 10:30AM & Fri, Apr 22, 7:30PM
at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, LA 90031

Concierto De Primavera
EAI GRANTEE IN ACTION!
Come watch the LAMusArt Choir, Junior & Youth Orchestras perform in CONCIERTO DE PRIMAVERA, this Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm. All proceeds will benefit tuition-free music education programs. For more information about the concert and how to enroll in various youth tuition-free music programs, visit LAMusArt at lamusart.org.
Victor Rojas
EAI SPOTLIGHT
Designed by talented LA Trade Tech student Victor Rojas, the EAI logo was selected from contest entries from the LA Trade Tech Design and Media Arts class in December 2015. The EAI Council is proud of these talented students, and looks forward to their success in media design careers.
Spring Grant Cycle
If you missed EAI’s workshop about applying for EAI’s 2016 Spring grant cycle, visit the “Grants” section of our website for the guidelines and the application.