Programming

Looking to host a program at the WCCW? While the space is closed due to Covid-19, we are still at work developing programs in the virtual space. We currently have an open call for programming proposals. You can read more about the call here. Here’s a preview of what kind of programs we will be looking for:

We have lots to do and we must do it differently. “Proposal” Proposals: As we “look forward” to the election season (and beyond), how do you propose we organize differently? Take care of one another differently? Adjust our creative practices? Consider politics, personhood, selves, and “Others?” Artists imagine worlds beyond the one we’re living in now. What are you imagining, and how can you teach others to share that vision with you? We’ll be looking for your most visionary proposals, to add to our online programming schedule (where we’ll meet until we resume in person programming, and will sustain in a different capacity after we’re able to meet in person). We’re excited to engage internet communities and have the opportunity to host more spatially diverse and accessible conversations: time to dream big.

Please visit our Call for Proposal page to learn more about the current program theme and type of programming we are looking for.

Proposals are accepted during our open call period. Please write to info@wccw.us with any questions.

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.

We prioritize programming that adheres to our mission and core values and answers our current call for proposals. Additionally, you may propose bilingual programming or programming in a language other than English. (For more see Who Should Propose A Program, below.)

In alignment with our Core Values, we prioritize proposals that center people who have historically been marginalized in feminist and art spaces. This includes programs lead by and/or centering people of color (especially Black or Indigenous people), trans and non binary people, and disabled people.

Why is this important?

WCCW makes a dedicated effort to challenge cis-hetero-patriarchy; white-supremacy; and exclusionary, colonial, capitalist, and ableist systems. Marginalized groups are often most equipped to critique and survive under oppressive systems, which is why everyone benefits when people from those groups are in positions of leadership.

We’re also invested in creating value around the cultural production of women and nonbinary folx through supporting their exhibitions, programming, publishing, businesses, and other artistic and creative projects. All program hosts are paid, regardless of income from the program. (For more about that see Programming Fees & Compensation.)

Each quarter, the WCCW explores a specific theme with a creative-in-residence and related programming for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Past programming themes have included Coalition, Co-Struggle, Health/Care, and Control.

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. In April, August, and December we take a break from regularly scheduled programming to pursue special projects.

Please note that our physical space is currently closed and all programs will take place online. The following program restrictions and guidelines will be updated when our open call begins. 

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

You may propose bilingual programming 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. For certain programs, we may require that 50-70% of the available tickets be designated for people of color.

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 note, general resources we do have: chairs, tables, floor cushions, projector, dishware, ice buckets, Bluetooth speaker, PA, mic, black & white printer.

General resources we do not have: spare laptops to run through the projector or printer, monitors, photocopier. 

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.

We want to make programming as accessible as possible, and we are very happy to offer many free, low-cost and donation based events at the WCCW. 

When your proposal is accepted, WCCW will decide a fee for program within a range that is realistic to what members of our community can afford. 

Based on the demographics of our community, we generally do not accept program proposals where the fee per attendee would be higher than $15/hr + materials.

Program leaders may suggest a fee for the program, including sliding scales — for instance based on income or proximity to whiteness — or the condition that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please note that Community Tickets are available by request for most events. These free spots are first come, first served. (The number available varies depending on capacity of the class.) Community Tickets are sponsored by WCCW and do not affect your income from the program. 

Income from program fees covers the cost of promotion and event staffing and the many free or low cost events that we offer.

We support womxn and non-binary folx in creating value around their work. All program hosts are compensated, regardless of the program cost.

In most cases, we offer $100/hour for actual program time. WCCW does not reimburse for material or travel costs. 

WCCW has the option to cancel or reschedule an event within three days of its originally scheduled date based on low interest for an event. If an event is cancelled, we offer an honorarium for preparation time.