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
Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism/X-TRA
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.