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LA Freewaves is a Los Angeles nonprofit that produces free, site-specific public art to engage artists and audiences on current social issues.

We produce art online and in the streets with our intersectional network of artists, staff, and curators, challenging society’s ideas about race and gender.

LA Freewaves began in 1989 as a multicultural video art festival on TV and in venues throughout SoCal. Since then, we have grown to host performance art events, IG Live dialogues, and one of the largest digital video art archives.

Can we learn together in public?


X-aMENing Masculinities considers and compares paradigms of masculinity including male bonding rituals, trans masculinity, masculine paradigms of care, and the uses of power through public artwork, postcards, digital discussions, and more.

DIS…MISS is a public art series with videos, postcards, and performances, plus ways to participate online and in person. 100 outstanding L.A. artists and writers are engaging in dialogues around evolving attitudes toward gender and intersectional feminism. Book in progress.

FREEWAVES ARCHIVE provides online access to one of the largest free digital collections of international video art from the 2000’s.

RACIAL RADICAL series is a public workshop generating new woke words with Milwaukee spoken word artists Fondé Bridges, Mikal Floyd-Pruitt, and Dasha Kelly Hamilton to recognize familiar but so-far-unnamed racial experiences and brainstorm new vocabulary around them.