LANA serves as a connector and mediator between those who create, regulate, and participate in nightlife—policymakers and regulators, nightlife culture creators and workers, and the public—to develop and implement sensible approaches to the issues that inhibit LA’s nightlife culture.
For many participants in LA’s burgeoning grassroots and DIY nightlife scene, there is a lack of standardized safety protocol at the events and spaces they operate in.
LANA is working alongside NGOs such as Drug Policy Alliance and End Overdose, as well as a network of national and international community organizations, to bring training programs, safety materials and best practices to these valuable and underserved community.
If Los Angeles is to become a vibrant cultural hub after dark, we must explore the possibilities of extending operating hours for venues and creative spaces in existing nightlife districts.
LANA looks to other cities’ policies and approaches to nightlife management, to begin conversations about intentional, smartly planned nightlife in Los Angeles.
Learn more about California's efforts in our guide to 4am.
A thriving, diverse nightlife ecosystem includes temporary or pop-up uses of space, which can be challenging for artists and creators to access legally.
LANA seeks to facilitate collaboration and open dialogue between creators and regulators of nightlife culture, to create more equitable access to permitting processes, towards a common goal of safe nightlife spaces.
Gathered promoters, activists, city planners and business owners together to discuss and ideate.
Held 15 meetings/workshops with participants from Metro, City Hall, Transport Commission, UCLA, Music Center, Grand Park, Red Bull, Los Angeles Times, and Vice Media
Hosted town hall for 100+ nightlife stakeholders, featuring panel discussions and harm reduction training led by partner organization End Overdose, including distribution of free Narcan kits to promoters and local venues.
Established working groups around safety, longer nights and ensuring access.
Hosted harm reduction training by partner organization Drug Policy Alliance, designed for venue staff and promoters.
The 2028 Olympics is an opportunity for Los Angeles to showcase its vibrant, diverse, and equitable nightlife culture to the world.
LANA’s membership includes nightlife creators, city staffers, civic educators, DJs, scholars, promoters, community activists, first responders, and many more. For more information on becoming a member, reach out to email@example.com.
Tafarai Bayne, Chief Strategist, CicLAvia
Adam Englander, Partner & General Counsel, Englander, Knabe & Allen
Heidi Zeller, Senior Manager of Cultural Programming, Metro
Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development, Drug Policy Alliance
Lutz Leichsenring, Executive Board Member, Clubcommission; Co-Founder, Creative Footprint
Shelly Badal, freelance creative producer
Ross Gardiner, Black Circle Media & freelance journalist
Nikola Hlady, City of Claremont & DJ Cromie
Derek Marshall, NationBuilder & freelance event producer
Juli Odomo, freelance mathematician and designer
Diana Raiselis, Coro Southern California
LANA holds monthly working group meetings for our membership, and public events multiple times per year. To get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up for updates below.