Artist in Residence Program

Founded in 2010, our residency program is open to artists and culture makers from Los Angeles and beyond. Artists can apply as individuals or with their collective. The program’s mission is to provide free art studio space for talented local artists for the creation of original work, while exposing our students to a wide variety of creative practices and processes. The program is supported by our school’s PTA.

Interested in learning more about this program or applying for the 2019-2020 school year? Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due on April 30, 2019.   You will find program information and application materials HERE. 

For additional information about this program contact Evelyn Serrano.





LFCSA Residency Dates: September 1-October 30, 2018

Grace Lynne is an LA based social impact designer interested in the intersection between empathy and design. She utilizes design as a tool for communication and impact, and strives to stimulate empathy and critical thinking through art. Her unique background in both Illustration and design hasallowed her to develop a unique style of raising awareness. Grace’s work has been featured in the American Illustration Annual 35, American Illustration Online Archive, Fields Magazine, Art Center College of Design Student Gallery, South LA’s Community Coalition “Re-Imagining Justice” Exhibit and Design

matters Student Spotlight. In her spare time she enjoys theatre, musicals, fashion, jewelry collecting, photography, poetry and book making.

During her residency at LFCSA Grace will be working on large scale paintings that explore issues of cultural identity. She will be working on printmaking projects with our students. The residency will culminate with an exhibition of her work and our students’ work in late October.



LFCSA Residency Dates: October 15-December 14, 2018

Lauren is a theater artist, storyteller and writer. She performs one-person plays based on her life and experiences. Her work is comedic, very physical, multi-character and high energy, Adoption, LA

County Jail, fame, and wishing she was Puerto Rican have been a few of her topics. She creates on her feet, using storytelling, dance, music and improvisation. Her training  has included musical theater, improvisational, and experimental theater in the U.S. and abroad. She has been a member of several international theater companies. In addition, she has been a teaching artist with youth and adults. She has toured and done workshops in detention centers, homeless shelters, senior citizen homes, and rehab centers. She has been an actor for film and television. Her credits include The Daily Show, The Five Year Engagement, and Homecoming to name a few.

During her residency at LFCSA Lauren will be working with our students on writing and storytelling projects based on the students’ own live stories. The work will be showcased as part of our “Gift of Art” community event in mid December.



LFCSA Residency Dates: January 10-March 8, 2019

Adam Kerbel is an artist and performer combining choreography with theatre and improvisation. He is a founding member of the groundbreaking Philadelphia ensemble Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and has twice been a recipient of the Terra Nova choreographic residency, sponsored by Rosanna Gamson/World Wide and the Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs. He studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and Chicago’s Black Box Acting. He pursued post-baccalaureate studies in choreography and collaborative process at Headlong Performance Institute, and danced a full summer at Bearnstow.

During his residency at LFCSA Adam will be focusing on the development of his own improvised piece inspired by natural phenomena. He will be working with our students on introductory acrobatics, improvisatory techniques, physical theater and non-verbal storytelling.



LFCSA Residency Dates: March 14-June 3rd, 2019

Diane’s work is about her identity as an immigrant from the Philippines. She explores this identity in several mediums and artistic styles. Most recently, she has been creating weavings out of materials such as yarn, fabric and plastic salvaged from local shops that are traditionally owned, run and supported by immigrants. These materials provide connections with the histories of her community. She uses these weavings to create anything from installations to sculptural masks to monsters to wall hangings. She performs in these masks and uses them in photographic, video and drawn self portraits. 

During her residency at LFCSA Diane will be working with our students on the creation of an immersive multimedia installation using recycled materials.



Sophia Allison – sculptor
Matt Sheridan – painter and media artist
Susanna Battin– media and installation artist
Jennifer Saparzadeh – filmmaker



Lauryn Whitney – theater artist
James Rojas– urban planner
Bill Ramsey – performance artist and composer



Francesco Rengifo – visual artist and entrepreneur
Navarasa Dance Theater– dance theater company
Nathan Gelgud – graphic artist, illustrator



Sayda Trujillo – actress, educator and theater director
Allison Keating – theater director, playwright, puppeteer
Jeremy Mikush – performer and multimedia artist



Louisa Van Leer– visual artist, architect, community organizer, activist
Andrew Pearson – choreographer, dancer



Jolino Becerra – mosaic artist