Armory Center for the Arts and Project X Foundation have partnered to present the Project X Desk, an ongoing writer-in-residence program. The Desk, located in the Outpost@Armory Archive and Library on the Armory’s second-floor, offers a quiet nook for writing and contemplation. The purpose of this residency is to give Los Angeles-based and visiting writers a dedicated working space for a particular project or avenue of research, and to provide a forum for sharing that work with the public. During the residency, writers are asked to propose a specific abstract or subject of inquiry. There is no requirement to complete or publish work undertaken at the Desk, though it is encouraged. In addition to the desk space, writers-in-residence are asked to host a reading, screening, or other kind of public presentation that will be promoted as part of the Armory and Project X’s programming schedules during the residency.
About X-TRA and Project X Foundation
X-TRA is a quarterly art journal published in Los Angeles since 1997. The editorial board is comprised of Los Angeles-based artists and writers. X-TRA provides an outlet for projects related to contemporary visual arts. It publishes diverse critical approaches including expansive features, historical essays, commissioned artist's projects, interviews, and substantive exhibition and book reviews. The complete archive of X-TRA is offered as a resource on this website free of charge.
X-TRA is published by Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, a non-profit organization founded to create platforms for critical art dialogue. In tandem with X-TRA, Project X Projects produces Artist’s Editions and books, and a wide range of free and public events.