Los Angeles County Arts Commission Announces Grants to Organizations
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is now welcoming applications for the 2013/14 Organizational Grant Program (OGP). OGP provides financial support to assist and strengthen nonprofit arts organizations to provide quality arts services to enrich the lives of Los Angeles County residents.
Arts for LA Endorses Measure J, Prop 30, & Prop 38 on Nov Ballot
Arts for LA announces its endorsement of three pieces of legislation, all supporting access to arts and arts education, appearing on the November ballot in Los Angeles County. Each endorsement is supported by the Arts & Culture Framework of Los Angeles County, which serves as the region’s guide to greater support for arts, culture, and arts education.
City of LA 2012/13 Budget Hearings
The City of Los Angeles is holding public Regional Budget Hearings to provide opportunities for citizens to express their budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. The City Council's Budget and Finance Committee will be in attendance, along with representatives from many city departments. Arts advocates are encouraged to attend, and ask questions about the City's ongoing commitment to arts and culture.
LAUSD Update: Parcel Tax
At the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board Meeting on March 13, 2012, the Board voted to move forward with placing a local Parcel Tax on the ballot for the November 2012 elections. Board members stressed that this is a temporary, emergency measure designed to backfill the revenue shortfalls currently facing the district.
Update on LAUSD Arts Education
On March 13th, the Los Angeles Unified School (LAUSD) Board will be voting on an updated fiscal stabilization plan. This draft plan, released today by the Daily News, still includes a worst-case scenario that includes total elimination of elementary arts.
NEA Director Speaks at LACMA
National Endowment for the Arts Director Rocco Landesman spoke with Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Michael Govan on Thursday, February 23rd as a part of LACMA's Director's Series. Landesman and Govan covered topics from arts educati
2013 Presidential Budget Includes Increase for NEA
Americans for the Arts has reported that the FY 2013 budget released by the Obama Administration includes several increases in funding for federal arts and cultural agencies, including $8 million increases for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. This would bring their total annual budgets to $154 million each.
Congress Finalizes NEA Budget
From national partner Americans for the Arts: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final budget agreement for FY 2012, which includes $146.255 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Rep. Becerra holding Telephone Town Hall, 10/27
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-31) is hosting a Telephone Town Hall for his constituents on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Rep.