We’ve had an amazing 2019. You have the power to make 2020 even better.


Help us raise $20,000 by December 31 to sustain our growth and allow us to continue building immersive experiments in empathy.

 
 
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A year of exciting growth

In 2019, we launched the next stage of evolution for Level Ground. Along with holding our sixth annual Level Ground Festival, we spent this year developing new programs, new collaborations, and a new brand identity and website.

WHAT’S CHANGED THIS YEAR?
Over the last seven years, Level Ground has evolved into an award-winning nonprofit arts cooperative creating experiments in empathy. In the last two years alone, our residency program has provided over $30,000 in direct project support to seven different artists, while our production incubator premiered a film at Tribeca, pitched a TV series to Kesha, and traveled to Whitwell, Tennessee for a reporting project. In addition, Level Ground supports the creative livelihood and well-being of nearly 100 underrepresented artists through a new artist development program called The Collective. Lastly, our Creative Studio offers paid opportunities for artists to work on creative projects, while also earning Level Ground sustainable revenue.

WHY SO MANY CHANGES?
Since we started in 2013, growing cultural and political divisions have exposed the need for the very thing Level Ground has been working for years to create: empathy and solidarity across human differences. We’re so proud to have launched the new Level Ground that better represents who we’ve become, and we’re excited to continue partnering with you as we embark upon our next chapter.

To support this immense growth, we’re raising $20,000 by December 31, 2019—and we need your help. Every dollar truly helps, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help us reach our $20,000 end-of-year goal today. Know that we are so grateful for each and every gift.

 
 
 
I have learned a lot about collaboration, delegation, community building, and trust from Level Ground’s programs. I love watching the team come together around new ideas and new artists, and I deeply value the ways feedback is integrated into the structures of the programming, from pre-planning to post-processing.
— Chase Joynt, director of Framing Agnes
 
 
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What does Level Ground believe?

We believe:

  • We are at our best when we provoke both artists and audiences in ways that may initially cause discomfort but ultimately spark transformation.

  • We are committed to working outside gatekeeper institutions to increase access and influence for underrepresented artists.

  • We enact cultural equity as a shared and cooperative network of intersecting identities.


How does Level Ground experiment in empathy?

We build dialogue, not division, when:

  • We build creative collaborations based on equitable access to resources, participation, and influence.

  • We support artistic experimentation protecting space to see differently and create what hasn’t been tried before (and might not even work). 

  • We provoke empathy by being open to the discomfort of seeing things not from your point of view. 

  • We foster conversation, especially between people who wouldn’t otherwise connect with each other.

  • We cultivate diverse relationships because social progress happens when we’re actually friends with people who are different from us.

 
 

Make a difference. Make a donation today.

Gifts to Level Ground’s annual campaign can be made by clicking the button to the right. We accept payments via credit or debit card, PayPal, and ACH bank transfer.

We also can accept gifts via the following methods:

  • Check mailed to 1728 Glendale Blvd. #3, Los Angeles, CA 90026

  • Venmo @levelground-co

  • PayPal info@levelground.co

  • Zelle info@levelground.co

  • Company match through Benevity

For further questions about individual giving, corporate support or foundation giving, please email us.