Los Angeles Poverty Department

Project Added: October 14, 2020
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]

10th festival for all Skid Row artists in 2019

Los Angeles Poverty Department

Arts-and Intersections:

Civic Dialogue, Public Welfare

Collaborators:

Location:

Los Angeles, California

Region:

Genre/Discipline:

Community arts

Population Density:

Urban

Large Intended Impact Area:

Locality/Town/City

Foundations:

OVERVIEW

The LAPD was founded in 1985 by John Malpede and was the first performance group comprised primarily of homeless people on Skid Row. The program aims to change negative stigmas associated with homeless people and decriminalize poverty through allowing people to tell their stories through art.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The LAPD was founded in 1985 by John Malpede and was the first performance group comprised primarily of homeless people on Skid Row. The program aims to change negative stigmas associated with homeless people and decriminalize poverty through allowing people to tell their stories through art.

PROJECT EVALUATION

Currently not available.