Looking Ahead: Leadership Strategies for TurbulentTimes
With the news of MOCA financial crisis, artists have begun to mobilize and rally support for the contemporary art institution.
State Supt. of Pubic Instruction Jack O'Connell made a statement in response to the cuts.
Los Angeles - November 6, 2008 - The Emerging Arts Leaders / Los Angeles (EAL/LA) network, which fosters the professional growth of early career arts administrators to ensure forward-thinking and sustained leadership in the Los Angeles County arts community, launched the Arts Professional Advisors Link (A.P.A.L.) program on Wednesday.
On October 1st, Arts for LA gathered 200 arts, civic and education leaders at the Skirball Cultural Center to review a policy platform that will focus collective advocacy efforts over the next two budget cycles.
The platform, rooted in a value statement, contains eleven goals centered around five issue areas: Arts Education, Funding & Revenue Streams, Cultural Infrastructure, Cultural Tourism and Integration with Every Aspect of Civic Life.
Camille started in September and has hit the ground running. In addition to managing the day-to-day membership program, Camille is charged with implementing our online communication systems, including our Drupal website and monthly eblasts and reservation systems. Additionally Camille will assist in Arts for LA's day-to-day operations.
Arts for LA is pleased to report that the forums with the leading supervisorial candidates, CA Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and City of LA Councilman Bernard Parks yielded two important conversations about the arts in LA County.
City of LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs Budget Hearing Recap!
On Thursday, May 1st ten members of the arts community provided public comment to the City of LA's Budget and Finance Committee. In a year of big budget cuts, Arts for LA felt is was especialy important to have a strong showing of support for DCA, its new leadership and the impending cultural master plan.