Lakers launch competitive art program as part of race equity action plan – Daily News


The Los Angeles Lakers have launched a competitive arts program to recognize and support a local community of minority artists, the NBA franchise announced Friday, July 23.

Artist Charly Palmer joined the team for the “In The Paint” program for the benefit of BIPOC artists – Blacks, Aboriginals and people of color.

Palmer and a three-judge panel will select 15 emerging and established artists of color to create original works for display at the inaugural 2022 In the Paint Art exhibit at the Los Angeles Lakers’ UCLA Health Training Center in the spring.

Palmer and accompanying panelists will also select 10 local artists to receive grants supporting their development as artists, as well as mentorship opportunities.

In the Paint is an organizational initiative resulting from the Lakers Six Point Action Plan for Racial Equity.

“We recognized that we needed to do more to support and showcase all of the amazing BIPOC artists in our local community,” said Tim Harris, president of Lakers business operations. “The In the Paint program will not only showcase the works of these talented artists, but also provide them with the necessary tools, as well as the mentorship, necessary to succeed. “

Information or submit a job for review: lakers.com/in-the-paint. Applications must be received by Saturday July 31st.

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