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.

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.)

We are currently looking for programs for our 2019 Winter and Summer quarters. Please visit our Call for Proposal page to learn more about the various program themes and type of programming we are looking for.

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.

Trans women, cis women, and non binary folx are welcome and encouraged to propose and lead programs.

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.

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, small speakers.

General resources we do not have: a mic or PA, spare laptops to run through the projector, monitors.

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.

Programming fees are set by the program leaders, within a range that is realistic to what members of our community can afford. 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, and we encourage proposals presented in this way.

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

Program leaders may suggest sliding scales for their events — for instance based on income or proximity to whitenessor 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. You are welcome to designate an additional number of free tickets if you like.

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

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

For paid programs, programmers receive either 65% of all program income, or an hourly stipend, whichever is higher. (Of the remaining income, 30% covers the cost of promotion and event staffing; another 5% makes it possible for us to pay those who host programs for free.)

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

WCCW has the option to cancel an event within three days of its scheduled date based on low interest for an event.