X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly

Pasadena Art Alliance

Founded in Eagle Rock by a group of Los Angeles artists, X-TRA has been produced quarterly since 1997 by the Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Now found on newsstands and bookstores around the country, in addition to its on-line presence, X-TRA is a contemporary art journal based in Los Angeles that presents expansive features, historical essays, interviews, substantive reviews, and more.

This grant supports commissioned artist’s projects and digital programming during the March 2018 – March 2019 grant period, with an emphasis on “phase two” of X-TRA’s 20th anniversary programming.  Included in this phase are: Artist Writes, a limited-run publication that anthologizes four long-form essays; special on-line content featuring text and works by approximately 16 artists and writers; and documentation and digital presentation of performance-based live events (X-TRA Forums) exploring the X-TRA archives.