City of Los Angeles

Services Provided: Grant Writing, Research & Analysis

Challenges:

The city of Los Angeles, along with its nonprofit collaborators, planned to conserve an outdoor mural painted in 1932 by the famous Mexican artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. The large scale mural titled “La Amèrica Tropical” was noteworthy for its strikingly beautiful, but radical, depiction of U.S.-Mexico relations. The problem was, no comprehensive proposal had been prepared to secure funding for its conservation and future role in educating the public.

Solutions:

We were contracted to research and write a proposal featuring the history and significance of the mural and artist. For the first time, a proposal had been prepared that would support an ongoing effort to seek more than $2.5 million in grant money to restore the legacy of this great art work. This effort is moving forward today.