cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA is an ensemble based, multimedia arts organization devoted to creating large scale arts events and boundary pushing theater.
-We have multiple workshops teaching playwriting, clowning, stage combat and more, and teach in high schools across Southern California
-We put on plays of all kinds, dance shows, one man shows, musicals, spoken word experiments, clown shows and more, we put on two benefits for Foster Kids and are currently partnering with various groups in the LGBT community for our next show, the Fabulous Adventures of Alan Swift, a journey through time and space focusing on the evolution of gay rights.
-We have one day events that are designed towards bringing in new artists and letting current artists we work with expand their horizons with poetry nights, storytelling events a la The Moth, 24 Hour Songwriting Competitions, and this event, the No Budget Film Festival.
-Almost all of our plays have a music and art component as well, with galleries full of original and relevant work and receptions featuring up and coming local bands.
-In short: Collaborated with over 500 artists this past year, engaged over 3,000 audience members, created over a dozen unique events ranging from full length plays to one night art festivals, and taught over 500 people the art of clowning
For more information on our company and how to get involved, head to [www.wearecartel.org]