How Wirtz Elementary Got Its Murals

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Wirtz Elementary School Mural Project




How did an elementary school become a canvas for five contemporary artists without costing the district a penny? 

It took some creativity.

Story by Camille Schenkkan for Arts for LA



Case Study: Front & Center in Culver City

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Juana Esquivel, Journalism Intern with Arts for LA




Juana Esquivel writes about how collaboration between schools and nonprofit organizations brings arts education to students in Culver City and Santa Monica-Malibu.




Arts & Business in a Rural Community

Lauri Sturdivant, Executive Director of Siskiyou Arts Council





Guest blogger Lauri Sturdivant describes how a rural California county developed a successful arts & business partnership.





Don't Forget the Follow-Up

Camille Schenkkan, arts manager with Arts for LA and Circle X Theatre Co.




Great interview?  Awesome coffee date with a colleague?  Don't forget the most important step.




What Can I Do Today as an Arts Advocate?

Camille Schenkkan, Development & Communications Manager, Arts for LA



Strategies for Proactive Advocacy

By Development & Communications Manager Camille Schenkkan




Arts for LA recently hosted a small convening of arts leaders.  In the follow-up survey, the most frequent requests were:

I Have a Problem... a Civic Engagement Problem.

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogged for ARTSblog on her takeaways from the 2011 Americans for the Arts National Convention, and she wants your advice.



Report-Out: Joint Committee on Arts

Joint Committee on Arts: The Creative Economy as a Jobs Engine

Principal Stephanie Harris on LAUSD Arts Ed

Principal Stephanie Harris, recently of Short Avenue Elementary School and now assigned to 54th Street Elementary School, presented the following to the LAUSD School Board at the Committee of the Whole on January 19, 2010.

Report-Out: Legislative Briefing, 12/2/09

CAA Legislative Briefing 2009


CAA Legislative BriefingThis morning, California Arts Advocates in partnership with Arts for LA, LA Stage Alliance, California Alliance for Arts Education and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presented a legislative briefing reporting on current arts-related legislation at the state level.

Report-Out: Emerging Arts Leaders LA's Creative Connections 2009

EAL/LA's Creative Conversations

EAL LA Creative Conversations