X-TRA is the longest-running contemporary art journal in Los Angeles. For nearly twenty-five years, the publication has served the creative community of greater LA by providing a space for critical dialogue and artistic experimentation in print. Throughout its history, the managing institution Project X has evolved the journal and related year-round events to best reflect the needs of its audience and those of the artists it serves. In recent years, the organization has expanded its online platform, X-TRA Online, and produced a full calendar of public talks and lectures. Shifting to a biannual print schedule in order to to respond to a surge in readership of its online articles as well as a higher volume of digital submissions from artists and arts writers, X-TRA is committed to print as a form. The journal continues to highlight work made by Los Angeles-based artists, while considering it within a larger international art making context
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is launched as part of an arts writing initiative designed to support independent, progressive arts publications and individual arts writers.