Programming

All programming at the WCCW supports our mission of cultivating L.A.’s feminist creative communities and practices. We are invested in the idea that through individual programs, and the experiences shared by each participant, the larger work of building communities and reframing creative conversations unfolds.

WCCW accepts proposals from trans and cis women and non-binary folks. We are particularly interested in programs submitted or lead by those who have historically been marginalized in the art world or in feminist organizing. We prioritize proposals and/or programs submitted by or centering people of color.

Additionally, we prioritize programming that directly addresses the current programming theme (if applicable) and that adheres to our mission and core values.

Outside of thematic programming quarters, proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Please write to info@wccw.us with any questions or submit a proposal.

Our submission form cannot be saved mid-session. Click here to download a PDF version to work from before filling out the online form.

Application Timelines

Previously, the WCCW explored a specific theme with a creative-in-residence and related programming for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Past programming themes have included Health/CareCoalition, Co-Struggle, Civics, & Magic.

Announcements for quarterly programming have traditionally been made by February 1, August 1 and November 1, for the following quarter. However, this schedule is subject to change. Please check this page for updated information. During the summer we take a break from regularly scheduled programming to pursue special projects.

Programming Restrictions

Due to the constraints of the space and the neighborhood, there are some restrictions on programs and events:

  • No loud music
  • No parties with more than 70 people are expected
  • Nothing that goes past 10pm on a weeknight or 11pm on Friday or Saturday
  • Nothing cost-prohibitive to our community

At this time, we are only able to accept proposals submitted in English, but you may propose bilingual programming (English and another language) or programming in a language other than English.

Applicants may be asked to modify their proposals: if, for example, a workshop might be a better fit at a later time, or if a program might benefit from conversation with other proposed events.

The WCCW is strongly committed to supporting the creators of the programming it hosts. However, we ask that those submitting proposals adhere to our core value of honoring the capacities of our small organization, its facilities, and its participants. Please be prepared to manage the execution of your proposed programming.

Please do note, general resources we do have: chairs, tables, floor cushions, projector, dishware, ice buckets, small speakers.

General resources we do not have: a mic or PA, spare laptops to run through the projector, monitors. Due to the small size of the space, readings don’t usually require mics.

The space can comfortably accommodate up to about ~40 people standing; 20 people can be comfortably seated at tables.

We recommend you stop by and see the space as a part of your planning process! Once you’ve visited, we can confirm set-up, what resources you’ll need, and go over any questions.

More accessibility information here.  

Program Fees & Compensation

We support women and non-binary folks in creating value around their work. We’re pleased to announce that all programmers are now compensated for hosting, regardless of the program cost.

For paid programs, programmers receive either 65% of all program income, or an hourly stipend, whichever is higher. WCCW has the option to cancel an event within three days of its scheduled date based on low interest for an event.

Programming fees are set by the program leaders, within a range that is realistic to what members of our community can afford. (Based on the demographics of our community, we generally accept programs where the fee per attendee is higher than $15/hr + materials.)

WCCW does not reimburse for material costs. Please consider the cost of your materials when deciding what fees to charge for your program.

Torchbearer level WCCW members get 20% off all paid programming while Warrior level members and above can attend for free. The free spots are first come, first served, and make up 25% of the program capacity.

For hosting a free program, programmers will receive an hourly stipend of $20/hr.

We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested. We are very happy to offer many free, low-cost and donation based events ($5 suggested donation or less) at the WCCW, and we encourage proposals presented in this way. 

WCCW offers free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Individual program hosts are also welcome to create sliding scales for program fees, or the condition that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the process, would like to apply for a programming residency, or would like to tell us about programs you want to see available at the WCCW, please send an email to info@wccw.us.