In 2015, the LA as Lab conference at Claremont Graduate University set out to gain an understanding of why Los Angeles has become one of the most important incubators for innovation in the arts and culture sectors. In 2017, the conference surveyed the “extra territories” of arts and cultural production outside of established institutions and beyond codified artistic boundaries. This year, LA as LAB returns to take a closer look at the trends and technologies, the upheavals and tensions, the activism and advocacy that continue to make Los Angeles a thriving laboratory for arts and cultural exploration.
LA as LAB 3.0 is a production of Claremont Graduate University’s School of Arts and Humanities’ Museum Studies Program; Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles’ Arts Management and Art Business Programs; and the Getty Leadership Institute.
Generous support is provided by the Thornton F. Bradshaw programs and endowment fund.