Zeal is a Black artist cooperative, creative agency and studio that creates infrastructure for Black artists to thrive throughout the African Diaspora.

Eilen Itzel Mena is a Principal Member and Interim Studio Director.

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We at ZEAL are looking for a Black visual artist to participate in the fall cycle of our Studio Incubator Artist Housing Program!

The ZEAL Studio Incubator Artist Housing Program will develop leadership through an artist development pipeline in

Los Angeles, CA, focusing on the South Central, Mid City & Inglewood neighborhoods. This structure aims to support Black artists in Los Angeles and to culturally and economically strengthen up and coming Black art professionals in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Applications are due on August 15th at 11:59pm PST. The chosen artist will be notified by August 27th.



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Honey and Smoke is a global artist community and platform that creates space for artists to meditate on the important themes of our time. We operate through themed seasons, and design digital content, experiences and spaces for artists to intentionally engage with the world.

Eilen Itzel Mena is a Co-Director and Designer.

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Honey & Smoke began it's takeover of the @stayconnectedlausc instagram profile as part of a collaboration with the USC Keck School of Medicine from the month of May until August. We are creating bilingual digital content (English / Spanish) that aims to provide the East Los Angeles Latinx Community health resources as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also create digital content that aims to empower, provide hope and uplift those in this community who have been personally affected by COVID-19. This project is in conjunction with the USC Stay Connected LA project that brings together a series of artists to create work in response to this moment. 


Make sure to follow @stayconnectedlausc on Instagram to check out our project.

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