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Who We Are

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. Our goal in this work is two-fold: To help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by raising their profile with the public and the arts community, and to bring art to city streets making it as accessible as the numerous billboards we view every day.

Current Projects

7th Annual Billboard Exhibition

We are excited to announce that Victoria Burns has signed on as curator for our next exhibition. Victoria, an art advisor for more than 30 years,  works closely with many top galleries, museums, auction houses, and private dealers to build significant art collections for private and corporate clients. Passionate about supporting innovative arts organizations and artists, she co-founded the Angeles Art Fund (AAF), which offers grants to artists, curators, and non-profits for projects focused on social justice, and is also a partner with the VIAART Fund.

Hammer Museum | Co Production

We’re proud to announce that TBC is co-producing the billboard segment of Made in L.A. 2020: a version, the Hammer Museum’s acclaimed biennial. Five site-specific billboards by artist Larry Johnson will be on display this fall. The exhibition will feature 30 artists with works installed at both the Hammer Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden

TBC Interview | Instagram Posting 9/28

With a growing number of artists using Instagram as a primary outlet to show and archive their work, we thought it was a good time to take a deeper look at artists working in this space. In a three-part series we speak with some of the most prolific artists using Instagram today. Jasper McMahon starts the series interviewing Heather Benjamin.  "Her prolific oeuvre of self published zines shows a dedication to producing intricately crafted, and frugally reproduced art objects. Benjamin’s work explores the female body / experience through a starkly punk lens."

On Going Programs

The Billboard Exhibition

TBC produces an annual, month-long exhibition on the streets of Los Angeles. For over 7 years, we have carefully curated and hung work on a massive scale throughout the city, with our billboards being viewed more than 1.2 million times. Celebrating emerging and mid-career artists from around the globe, the show is open to submissions across all disciplines. Click here for more information and to learn how you can submit your work for consideration.

Artist Short Films

Preparing for our annual exhibition is a year-round process, allowing us to develop relationships with artists from all corners of the globe. Beginning last year, we added yet another channel for connecting audiences and creators, documenting the process and philosophy of five artists with filmmaker Sam Vladimirsky. We look forward to adding three new documentaries to this series in 2020.

TBC|MAG

Our semi-annual digital magazine reflects the dynamic perspectives of our featured artists. Through sound, motion and images this interactive publication takes readers behind the scenes, highlighting both the technical work and the deeper stories that drive each artist’s creative process.
This Issue Special Bounce: Kirsten Stolle’s Pesticide Pop Coloring Book

Guest Artists
Program

Each of our exhibitions are headlined by one or more acclaimed guest artists. In addition to having their work featured on billboards throughout Los Angeles, these individuals help raise awareness and increase exposure for other TBC participants. Past guest artists have included Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Paul McCarthy, Alex Prager, Jack Pearson and Laurie Simmons.

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Support

TBC began with a single billboard and has grown to an average of 40 billboards per show. That wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous donors. TBC consists of an all-volunteer staff, so your donations go directly to producing art shows and bringing attention to artists. We are a tax deductible 501c3.
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