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LA Arts Funders Meeting

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
LACMA Campus
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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The July LA Arts Funders meeting will feature a hard-hat tour of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures construction site led by curators and museum leadership, who will discuss the expansive vision for this new cultural destination. Opening in 2019, the Academy Museum will celebrate the art and science of movies—past, present and future. Its exhibitions and programs will convey the magic of cinema and offer a glimpse behind the screen, illuminating the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking. The Museum will seek to inspire, entertain and educate all visitors about the rich history of motion pictures and their essential role in our culture.

Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will include two unique spaces: the Saban Building, which will feature more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-art education studio, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, as well as dining, commercial and event spaces; and the Sphere Building, which will host a range of performances, screenings, premieres and events with the world’s leading filmmakers in the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and offer sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills on the Dolby Family Terrace.

Following the tour, we invite everyone to meet on the LACMA patio outside C+M Coffee and Milk for an informal debrief and catch-up. Because of the unique logistics of this meeting, we won’t have our usual opportunity to share updates with the group. Please send your updates to Morgan Bennett by July 13. She will compile them and send out an email with updates following the meeting.


There is a STRICT dress code for all hard-hat tours, as there are 200 men and women working on the construction site each day. You will NOT be allowed on-site without the proper attire.

  • Flat, CLOSED-TOE, hard-bottom shoes only. NO SNEAKERS. No ballet flats. No heels.
  • Long pants only. No skirts or dresses. No exposed legs or arms.
  • Hard hats, hi-vis vests and safety googles will be provided.

We will meet on the LACMA campus in front of the Academy Museum banner, located just to the west of the BCAM and Resnick Pavilion. The address for LACMA is: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (Map for directions)

Rendering of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' Exterior

Parking & Transportation

Public transportation options are plentiful.

Validated parking will be available at the Petersen Museum parking structure. If there are signs saying the parking structure is full, let the attendant know you’re there for the Academy Museum tour. The address for the Petersen is: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. The parking garage entrance is located on Fairfax Ave. (Map for directions)

2018 Upcoming Meeting Schedule

LA Arts Funders Meetings will be held on the following dates from 10 am – noon:

  • Thursday, September 13 – location TBD
  • Thursday, November 8 – location TBD

No cost to participate.

Who May Attend
Open to public and private sector grantmakers that fund arts grants in the Southern California region. Participating organizations that both make grants and solicit funds are expected to designate representatives whose role involves program and/or policy. Philanthropic consultants must be current members of Southern California Grantmakers.

If you have not attended an LA Arts Funders meeting before, please email Morgan Bennett at [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.

Please register online by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 10 if you plan to attend.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


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