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Dept. of Shiny Objects

Application ID

OD-19-7809

Application Type

Organizational Development

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

The Department of Shiny Objects (DOSO) creates immersive art installations in unexpected urban sites. DOSO encourages meaningful interactions among strangers, and fosters a greater appreciation of Los Angeles and its workings by creating beautiful, novel, participatory arts experiences that are free and co-created with the public.
DOSO’s purpose is:
To create innovative public art that operates at the intersection of visual art, environmental installation, and social practice.
To serve diverse audiences who may not typically frequent traditional art venues.
To create public spaces in which people come together through shared experiences rather than commercial exchanges.
To support collaboration between artists and experts across a wide range of fields—from scientists, to factory workers, to beekeepers—to produce unique, interdisciplinary art installations.
To draw attention to the often unseen workings, infrastructure, and history of Los Angeles.

Organization Summary

The Department of Shiny Objects (DOSO) creates immersive art installations in unexpected urban sites. DOSO encourages meaningful interactions among strangers, and fosters a greater appreciation of Los Angeles and its workings by creating beautiful, novel, participatory arts experiences that are free and co-created with the public.
DOSO’s purpose is:
To create innovative public art that operates at the intersection of visual art, environmental installation, and social practice.
To serve diverse audiences who may not typically frequent traditional art venues.
To create public spaces in which people come together through shared experiences rather than commercial exchanges.
To support collaboration between artists and experts across a wide range of fields—from scientists, to factory workers, to beekeepers—to produce unique, interdisciplinary art installations.
To draw attention to the often unseen workings, infrastructure, and history of Los Angeles.

Organization

Dept. of Shiny Objects

Address

11444 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles

Phone

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