Active Cultures is a Los Angeles–based public arts organization dedicated to the intersectional space between art and foodways.
Active Cultures is a Los Angeles–based public arts organization dedicated to the artistic exploration of our global foodways—the attitudes, practices, and histories around what we consume. We believe that by nurturing vital collaborations between artists, food practitioners, and their communities, we can illuminate global foodways and feed experimental artistic practice simultaneously, to build stronger connections of empathy, curiosity, and care among us all. Throughout our programming, we offer platforms to broaden the cultural frameworks around food and foodways, while using food to gather people and make an accessible space for contemporary art and culture. Each of our program seasons begins with central collaborations with artists, and is enriched by a variety of activities, including performances, workshops, conversations, meals, and multifaceted projects.