Sentinel News Service  

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles (LFLA) have announced an open call for applications for the second cohort of the Los Angeles Public Library Creators in Residence program.  

Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin was one of the first Creators in Residence. (Courtesy photo)

This initiative is an opportunity for creative Angelenos to develop an original project inspired by the vast resources, collections, and/or services of the Library.   

Two creators will be selected and each will receive a $20,000 honorarium plus additional support for materials and production expenses. The open call for applications is now live, with a final deadline for submission on July 14, 2023. 

“We invite a diverse range of creators from visual artists, scientists, and filmmakers to composers, podcasters, and beyond to apply for the LAPL Creators in Residence program,” says LFLA President and CEO Stacy Lieberman.   

“The Library Foundation is committed to supporting the Library as a creative haven, and this special initiative provides a wonderful opportunity to more deeply engage our city in the power of our libraries.” 

The two Creators will be selected in the fall of 2023, with their projects culminating in a public presentation in spring 2024. Each Creator is expected to produce unique physical or digital deliverables that become part of the Library’s permanent collection, along with a public engagement component such as an exhibition or workshop series.  

“The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to provide these types of unique opportunities for L.A.’s creative community and looks forward to the insightful work that will evolve from this collaboration. The Creators in Residence program offers a platform to showcase incredible local talents and use the Library’s collections to spark new ideas and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community,” says City Librarian John F. Szabo. 

Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Los Angeles County. To learn more, visit or email[email protected].