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Whether a plastic bag store, a soundscape mapped to L.A. terrain or dances created for 2-D, they’re all presented to you, our audience, from a cooperative practice.

This fall we worked with our neighboring colleagues the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA and our new associate curators J. Ivy and Lisa Kaplan. Ready to join the collaboration? Scroll down and explore.


Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK: UCLA Campus

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Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK: UCLA Campus

Presented by Student Committee for the Arts in association with CAP UCLA
Available now 

Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a free, GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, the experience is guided by the listener: the path you choose dictates the music you hear, and no two journeys will be exactly the same. It joins CAP UCLA’s ongoing presentation of the full-scale SOUNDWALK for Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, both accessible through the app.

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Live Performance

Sun & Sea

An opera-performance by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė
Presented by the Hammer, MOCA and CAP UCLA 
Thu, Oct 14 - Sat, Oct 16, 2021

Step into a sunny day by the sea. This theatrical installation stunned audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale, earning its all-female creative team the coveted Golden Lion. Sun & Sea’s L.A. premiere will take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with 13 vocalists and 10 tons of sand. 

The Tune In Festival

Online Performances

The Tune In Festival

Thu, Nov 4 - Sun, Nov 7, 2021

The return of The Tune In Festival will be a four-day convening of more than 30 artists and ensembles coming together in cross-cultural solidarity to pay respect to the time-honored tradition of music and poetry as sources of resilience, protest and inspiration.

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L.A. Omnibus

L.A. Omnibus is a forum for writers, thinkers, artists, and activists to share ideas, pose questions and explore solutions. Deriving inspiration from the Latin meaning of omnibus, “for all” these conversations, films, and activities explore how our unique city is shifting, settling and re-making itself. Stay tuned for details.

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2021-22 Artist Residencies

Our Artist Residency Program provides local and national artists creative time and necessary space for the development of new work. This season we’ll continue to host multidisciplinary artists Annie Saunders and Edgar Arceneaux, acclaimed movement artist Eiko Otake and we welcome Ethio-American singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero.

“Behind every work, there are years of creative development, months of rehearsal and a continual pursuit of support."
Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director

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UCLA Nimoy Theater

As the performing arts sector adapts to this transformative time, CAP UCLA is developing a dynamic space for a re-imagined future. The Nimoy is envisioned as a much-needed public platform for contemporary performance and a cultural gathering space where the potential of performing artists and audiences will evolve together. Stay tuned for updates throughout the season as we get closer to opening the new Nimoy Theater in the winter of 2023.

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Art In Action

A wide range of live and virtual art activities for students and audiences of all ages. It is how we play together, make stuff and share ideas.

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We are committed to presenting groundbreaking artists and performances that keep people inspired and connected globally across cultures. And our community of supporters are vital collaborators in all that we do. Join the collective of arts enthusiasts dedicated to creativity and deepen your relationship to the artistic process.

CAP UCLA gratefully acknowledges our donors, sponsors and members whose gifts directly support the vitality of contemporary performing arts.

The Executive Producer Council is a dynamic, progressive and creatively engaged leadership group whose members champion CAP UCLA’s programs.

The staff at CAP UCLA is a passionate group of art lovers. Thank you for your fantastic work for another season to come.

All media requests should be directed to Geena@arts.ucla.edu.