As a creative incubator and presenter, the LAP both supports artists to create new work and offers presentation opportunities. LAP artists enjoy unique access to the resources of Montalvo Arts Center, enabling them to present their work and engage with Silicon Valley and Bay Area audiences.

Our Programs

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2022 Programs

Photo: Isaiah Plaza

Thick Solidarity:
from the Who Else But Americans series

Thick Solidarity is a project in Related Tactics’s ongoing Who Else But Americans series that explores the liberatory potential of relationships between communities of color as we navigate the extractive and violent systems of nation-building, power, and American exceptionalism. In residence at the Lucas Artists Program (LAP) from August 1 – September 11, 2022.

Image: "Becoming Mycelial," Kim Yasuda, 2022

Speculative + Counter-Extractive Earth Practices

The Underworlding residency, convened by UCSB Art Professor Kim Yasuda, assembles a diverse group of California-based practitioners and community knowledge holders for the first time as an exploratory cohort in residence at our Lucas Artists Program (LAP) from May 16 – June 24, 2022.

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Past Programs