ArtsDay 2018

April 20, 2018 at 8:30am - 3:30pm

Will you come?



ArtsDay is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the arts and to talk with elected officials about why the arts are important to us. We thank our elected officials for their investments in arts and culture in their communities and ask them to keep their pledges to foster healthy, vibrant, and prosperous communities that include the arts.

The first annual ArtsDay held on April 11, 2012 brought together more than 75 arts supporters and city council office representatives inside City Hall in celebration of the City’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector and its role in building a vibrant, economic, social and civic Los Angeles. 

ArtsDay 2012 pioneered a dialogue between arts advocates and city council representatives with the goal of advancing access to arts throughout Los Angeles. Specifically, advocates urged council members and staff to retain the full 1% of the Transient & Occupancy Tax, the sole revenue stream for the Department of Cultural Affairs.


Nominations are now open for 2018 ArtsDay Delegates!

As an arts delegate, you will join other advocates in meeting with current LA City Councilmembers to discuss arts and cultural priorities that directly affect your community. These Arts Delegates meetings will last 20 to 30 minutes and will take place on ArtsDay, April 20, 2018 at LA City Hall.

Arts for LA will also host an Arts Delegate Training Session on the evening of Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm to prepare you and your fellow Delegates for your meeting with LA City Councilmembers and their staff in ArtsDay.

Click here to complete the online Arts Delegate Registration Form. 

Please note that completion of the Arts Delegate Registration Form does not guarantee that you will be placed on a delegation.

If you have any questions about how to complete the registration form and/or the delegation selection process, please feel free to contact us at or at (213) 225-7580.


Registration is now open for 2018 ArtsDay Volunteers!

To ensure that this year's ArtsDay is a success, Arts for LA is in need of great people to help us make the day run smoothly. We truly cannot run this important event without the participation of dedicated volunteers. We are looking for volunteer support from 7:30am - 3:30pm on ArtsDay -- will you join us?

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the ArtsDay 2018 Volunteer Registration Form by no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Click here to complete the online ArtsDay 2018 Volunteer Registration Form.

If you have any questions about how to complete the registration form, or about ArtsDay, please feel free to contact us at or at (213) 225-7580.




8:30 am -  Coffee and Networking

9:15 am - ArtsDay Rotunda Presentation

10:00 am - LA City Council Meeting & ArtsDay Presentation

11:00 am - 2018 ArtsDay LA Group Photo

11:45 am - Lunch

1:00 pm - Arts Delegates Meetings with Council District Offices