Year One

1888 Center welcomed more than 182+ daily visitors with online opportunities reaching over 1.2 million participants.

4,054 guests attended our onsite workshops and we produced the following community programs:

16

Gallery Exhibitions

51

Podcast Episodes

152

Educational Programs

Collaborations

Collaboration is integral to our mission and we partnered with many academic institutions and organizations including:

 

Azusa Pacific University, California State University, Fullerton, Chapman University, Claremont Heritage, Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College, Laguna College of Art and Design, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, Soka University, and University of California, Irvine.

 

Alzheimer’s Orange County, Anaheim Packing District, California Writers Club, Cura Studios Inc., Independent Architecture, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Kaya Press, Moon Tide Press, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), One LLP, Orange Community Historical Society, Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Orange Home Grown, Orange Public Library & History Center, PEN America, The Lab Anti-Mall, Uppercase Publishing, Write Bloody Publishing, and Yefe Nof.

Insights

Our educational programs were featured in Coast MagazineLos Angeles TimesOC WeeklyOld Towne Plaza ReviewOrange Coast MagazineOrange County RegisterPremiere OC MagazineModern Luxury Magazine, and several college and university newspapers.

 

Our nonprofit organization received support from Affordable Housing Access (AHA), California Civil Liberties Program, Chapman University, Community Engagement, Community Foundation of Orange, Ingram Micro, and the Orange County Community Foundation, Jane Deming Fund.

 

Our founder was also the recipient of the Arts Leader Award presented by Arts Orange County and recognized as one of Orange County’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs in Modern Luxury MagazineOC Weekly, and the Orange County Register in 2015 and 2017.

697,573 Facebook Total Reach
82,966 Website Pageviews

74,368 Podcast Downloads
11,480 Newsletter Subscribers

Submissions

374 Submissions for The Cost of Paper, The Plaza Literary Prize and Why We Write were received from 42 states and over 27 countries:

 

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin.

 

Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

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