Two non-profit organizations in Los Angeles are using a grassroots approach gleaned from social justice movements to serve artists and the broader creative community. NAVEL and the Women’s Center for Creative Work focus on cultivating communities, helping artists build more sustainable practices. Both share a collaborative, non-hierarchical and feminist approach to everything from the drafting of their mission statements to the resources they offer members and non-members alike. In light of the increased precarity facing artists under the current US presidential administration, and more fervent strides within the art world to address ongoing problems, from dark money to diversity, NAVEL and WCCW provide a welcome alternative to art production’s status quo.
— “Taking Care of Artists” in Modern Painters, Spring 2019