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Events
  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Foundation Giving

Private foundations help Otis serve a student body that is diverse to the fullest extent, in a dynamic learning environment that inspires both personal growth and social responsibility.

Strategic philanthropy furthers our mission in meaningful ways, providing flexible funds to address the College’s greatest operational needs; scholarships for talented students who would not otherwise be able to pursue their dreams of higher education and creative professions; resources for curricular enhancements; and investments in capital expansion.

Grants also provide vital support for public programs such as acclaimed artists and designers-in-residence; thought-provoking exhibitions; and community development projects that characterize Otis, the first arts college to be awarded a Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The impact of charitable contributions is maximized by students, alumni, and faculty alike, who invigorate campus life and ultimately give back through virtuosic, sustainable, and pioneering art and design practices that drive the global creative economy.
 
Otis seeks partnership with institutional funders who share our commitment to excellence in higher education and innovation in the arts.  For more information, please contact Director of Foundation Relations Christine Leahey at (310) 846-2640 or cleahey@otis.edu.

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