School Board Elections February 24 and March 3


Get informed and get ready, election time is just around the corner. Cities around the Los Angeles County are holding school board elections on February 24 (Burbank) and March 3. Arts for LA will be monitoring what candidates will be running for a seat in the Los Angeles Unified District, Pasadena Unified School District, and Burbank School District. In addition, Arts... Read more


Klatzker to Lead Arts for LA



The Board of Directors of Arts for LA is pleased to announce that Sofia Klatzker will be its new Executive Director,... Read more

Building the Next Wave of Arts Education Advocates


By Amy Sauceda

Arts for LA’s ACTIVATE Advocacy Leadership Initiative is approaching its mid-point as it empowers arts education advocates in our community. Participants just finished their third and fourth sessions on education policy, decision-making, understanding data, and mapping community resources.

On November 5th participants... Read more

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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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