KelleyGirlPlanetLA, Inc. (KGPLA) is an exclusive limited-equity creative and coliving cooperative that will serve as a respite for creatives from the ever-looming threat of homelessness that stalks residents of Los Angeles, particularly BIPOC creatives. A multi-media entertainment and coliving coop; KGPLA houses artists and educators that create films, live theatre performances, music, podcasts, and web series. Seeking to create a wholistic healthy environment, KGPLA partners with Nature Center for Meditation to facilitate workshops for residents, members, non-members and the community at large on initiating healthy self-relationships.
Equity. Equality. Self-help. Democracy. Solidarity. These are the guiding values upon which KGPLA is founded. As an intentional community, we are coming together for a specific vision, agenda and shared values. We envision our housing (coliving) cooperative as a way to give vulnerable BIPOC artists of every age greater control over their lives, improve their economic conditions, provide community and protect them during hard times.
We are also a creative mixed-media cooperative that shares, explores, discusses, and produces out-of-the-box experiences. KGPLA will uplift the images of people of African and Indigenous descent and people of color through the visual and performing arts, and film. Our partnership with Nature Center for Meditation will allow us to also offer lifestyle coaching and alternative therapy practices to our member-residents and the community at large. This approach supports personal, interpersonal, and social transformation – sharing new models for health, psychology, art, and communication.
Bringing meaningful arts and diverse cultural programming to the greater Los Angeles community will be the primary focus of our member-residents and non-resident members. These creatives’ expertise ranges from acting, music, writing, costume design, visual art, dance, and film. We will also offer a completely immersive experience whereby participants, along with industry professionals, broaden their outlook and connect with other cultures in a meaningful way. Participants will have the opportunity to feature and promote their work in a live performance setting.
The concept for KelleygirlplanetLA was conceived on January 1, 2017, in Venice, CA. Following decades of collaborative experiments and exchanges, workshopping, research, and performance works; KGPLA was formed with a vision to refine, articulate, and teach an approach that would be a creative, healing, and transformative process in the lives of individuals, groups, and communities.
Inspired by these collaborations and her work within the community; KGPLA’s guiding purpose is to explore and respond to the question of how performance and film might contribute to a more embodied, creative, and participatory world in which art as a healing force is fostered.