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All programming at the WCCW supports our mission of cultivating L.A.’s feminist creative communities and practices. We are invested in the idea that through individual programs, and the experiences shared by each participant, the larger work of building communities and reframing creative conversations unfolds.
All proposals will be reviewed by a programming board dedicated to the goal of radical inclusivity. WCCW accepts proposals from trans and cis women, femmes, and non-binary folks. Beginning winter 2017-18, we prioritize proposals and/or programs submitted by or centering women of color. We are particularly interested in programs submitted or lead by those who have historically been marginalized in feminist spaces.
Additionally, we prioritize programming that directly addresses the programming theme and that adheres to our mission and core values.
Core ValuesThe Women’s Center for Creative Work is a safe space where:Self-determination, respect, and care for oneself and others is maintained above all elseWe care for and respect the organization, its capacity, its facilities, and its participantsThere is a radically expansive understanding of feminism, what is a woman, and what is female experienceThere is a radically expansive understanding of creative practiceCis women, trans women, femme and non-binary folks are in a place of preference, unqualified & unapologeticallyWe cultivate a spirit of generosity and joyWe honor our ever-expanding network as a valuable resourceWe advocate for feminism as an active and evolving practice
Programming RestrictionsDue to the constraints of the space and the neighborhood, there are some restrictions on programs and events:•No loud music•No parties with more than 70 people are expected•Nothing that goes past 10pm on a weeknight or 11pm on Friday or Saturday •Nothing cost-prohibitive to our community
Applicants may be asked to modify their proposals: if, for example, a workshop might be a better fit at a later time, or if a program might benefit from conversation with other proposed events. The WCCW is strongly committed to supporting the creators of the programming it hosts. However, events are largely volunteer run, and we ask that those submitting proposals adhere to our core value of honoring the capacities of the organization, its facilities, and its participants. We ask that those applying be prepared to manage the execution of their proposed programming.
Please do note, general resources we do have: chairs, tables, floor cushions, projector, dishware, ice buckets, small speakers.
General resources we do not have: a mic or pa, spare laptops to run through the projector, monitors. Due to the small size of the space, readings don't usually require mics.
The space can comfortably accommodate up to about ~40 people standing; 20 people can be comfortably seated at tables.
WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a wheelchair accessible restroom. All restrooms are gender neutral.
We recommend you stop by and see the space as a part of your planning process!