National Endowment for the Arts Anounces $1.56M in Grants to LA County Orgs

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today it would invest $1.56M in grant funding Los Angeles County arts and culture organizations.  Grantees include organizations staging theatrical productions, providing arts journalism coverage, and museums, among many other types of programs and events.  

"We are proud of the many California arts organizations who receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts... Read more

RSVP for ArtsDay 2014 by April 10!

ArtsDayArtsDay 2014 is just over a week away!  We are so excited to welcome everyone back to City Hall for our annual celebration of arts and culture in Los Angeles. 

We’ll start off the day with a light breakfast reception in the City Hall Rotunda and then ask you to join us for a brief presentation at the morning’s City... Read more

National Arts & Arts Education Budgets Facing Uphill Battle in Congress

 chartThe President recently released the FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation’s cultural agencies and programs. 

Some important items included in the budget: 


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An Unprecedented Opportunity for California Education

A Shift

Calling all education advocates! California is about to undergo a monumental shift in the way our state funds our public schools. It is a win-win solution for every student attending public school in our state. But your voice is needed to ensure your student receives the benefits of this new formula. 

Last year, Governor Brown passed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under this new... Read more

from KCET's Artbound: Philanthropist David Bohnett on the Creative Economy of Southern California

As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County. Despite the depth and breadth of our creative industries, we cannot forget the importance of strengthening Los Angeles' creative core through strategic planning, workforce development, and direct investment by the public and private sectors. With such an impressive market edge, why are so many... Read more

Artbound: Valley Days & the Actors Fund Partners

Arts for LA presents reFRAME, a series of first-person explorations of projects, places, and principles that demonstrate the ways arts and culture are building the future of Los Angeles. Each installment in this series showcases ways in which arts, culture, and arts education can be employed as tools to address issues facing Angelenos in all aspects of our lives and ultimately contribute to a higher quality of life for all residents.

By... Read more

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