A sort-of annual invitation from Mark Allen, the guy who started Machine Project:
“Hey you! Have you ever thought about starting your own art/music/literary/performance/whatever space? Why not? Los Angeles is a rich environment for creating low cost, grassroots venues of all kinds. Based on my experience with starting Machine Project and a couple of previous (even more low end) artist run spaces, I will answer questions, give advice, and provide an overview on the basics of starting your own cultural venue in this free informal workshop.
If this is something you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line [want to be starting something] and include whatever questions you have, so I can prepare to be as useful as possible. Space will be limited to those who register ahead of time, unless no one signs up, in which case I’ll talk to whoever walks through the door.