"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Website: nomadicdivision.org

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 committed to curating site-specific public art exhibitions in Los Angeles and beyond. LAND believes that all people deserve the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their everyday existence, to enhance their quality of life and ways of thinking about their community. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects in the public realm, unsupported through traditional institutions. LAND brings contemporary art outside of the walls of museums and galleries, into our shared public spaces and unique sites, in Los Angeles and beyond.

LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices using a tripartite approach:

Commissioning public projects of site- and situation-specific works with national and international contemporary artist
Collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations, such as universities, museums, and theaters as well as other types of spaces, industries, and entities

Offering additional programs such as performances, workshops, residencies, discussions, educational opportunities, and publications

LAND’s innovative exhibitions and programming structure features three main types, or scales, of programming:

Large-scale, multi-site, multi-artist exhibitions (group thematic shows that exist over time and space)
Monographic exhibitions or discrete group exhibitions

One-night ephemeral performances and durational events