"La Gloria" Award Design

The Eastside Arts Initiative (EAI) announces an opportunity to design the “La Gloria” award for the annual EAI Champions of the Arts Awards September 12, 2024. The selected artist will receive a grant for their creative work. The EAI Awards event recognizes artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates/pioneers.

BACKGROUND: The following words and phrases are listed to help inspire a meaningful award design that gives deference to EAI founder Gloria Molina:

  • Modern-day warrior, visionary, believer in the greater good for all, champion and protector of the community, artist.
  • Strength, perseverance, dignity, confidence.
  • Helped transform Los Angeles and empower the Eastside arts community.
  • Meaning of the name Gloria: Glory, knowledge, triumph, success, prestige.


  • Submission Period: Through May 27, 2024, 11:59PM
  • Artist Notification: May 31, 2024
  • Award Creation: June 1 to August 15, 2024 (Artist must be available as needed to work with builder on execution)
  • Artwork Reviews: First review July 10/ Second review Aug 2 / Final review Aug 15


Style: Embody elegance giving honorees something truly special to cherish.

Weight: 2–3lbs and no more than 4lbs

Finish: The finish is the final touch often decided by the types of material used. The award builder will work with the artist to determine the best finish based on the material used for the award.

Base: Must compliment the custom award art piece and provide space for the awardee’s full name, award title and EAI logo.

Size: The size of the award should be 10–14 inches in height, and 3–5 inches in width.

Important: Artists are encouraged to learn more about the award namesake. For more information regarding the work of the EAI, visit: www.eastsideartsinitiative.org


  1. Letter of Interest (LOI) to include concept, total budget including artist fees and supplies. Contact information must include: Full Name, mobile phone number and email address.
  2. Design Rendering (no more than three entries per artist)
  3. Resume
  4. Submit all documents to EAI email. Title the subject line: “Award Design LOI” and Include Full Name.

For submittals or for more information, contact: arts@eastsideartsinitiative.org