California State University, Los Angeles has received a $1 million grant from Hauser & Wirth gallery in support of the school’s department of television, film, and media studies.
The grant is intended to support diversity within the program, and it is the latest development in the partnership between the gallery and the school, which first started working together in 2017, the year after Hauser & Wirth opened a space in Los Angeles. The funds will be distributed in $200,000 increments over a five-year span in support of a new course called “Community Impact Media,” according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the news.
Marc Payot, vice president and partner of Hauser & Wirth, said in a statement, “Cal State L.A.’s commitment to civic engagement and public service aligns perfectly with our gallery’s desire to contribute to the communities where we work. . . . We want to support scholarship in all forms, from art historical research and the preservation of artists’ archives, to the efforts of young students seeking to become community activists themselves through the art and films they are learning to make.”