State Senator Ted Lieu Introduces Bill to Raise California Arts Council Funding to 1982 Levels

State Senator Ted Lieu Introduces Bill to Raise California Arts Council Funding to 1982 Levels

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:23am

In response to decades of budget cuts to one of California's most dynamic industries, Sen. Ted Lieu today announced plans to restore state funding for the California Arts Council to levels not seen in more than a decade.

“California is home to one of the highest concentrations of creative individuals in the world,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said in support of the role the 'creative economy' plays in the Golden State. “Artistic services and intellectual capital are essential to the 21st Century economy, which is dynamic, knowledge-based and increasingly global.”

Questions for District Leaders about LCFF

Questions for District Leaders about LCFF

Before you begin acting on LCFF and LCAP opportunities in your district, Arts for LA encourages you to speak with district leadership to get a full picture of the arts education landscape, what's currently being offered, and what could be offered.  Here is a list of questions to get you started.

[VIDEO] Arts for All Celebrates Arts Education in LA County, Charts Course for Future

[VIDEO] Arts for All Celebrates Arts Education in LA County, Charts Course for Future

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 9:05am

Photo: arts for all eventArts education in Los Angeles County was celebrated last month on the lot of Paramount Pictures in the Paramount Theatre.

Arts for LA Launches Local Control Funding Formula Online Resource for Parents & Advocates

Arts for LA Launches Local Control Funding Formula Online Resource for Parents & Advocates

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:05am

photo: LCFF prioritiesAs part of our work to prepare arts advocates to work in their local communities, Arts for LA has launched an Online Action Brief around the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) opportunity.  

State Sentaor Ted Lieu to Host Otis Report Legislative Hearing in Sacramento

State Sentaor Ted Lieu to Host Otis Report Legislative Hearing in Sacramento

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 9:05am

photo: california's creative economyRecognizing the importance of creativity to California’s past, present and future, Sen. Ted Lieu will convene a hearing in the state’s capitol to examine the role the creative sector plays in the state’s economy.

Legislative hearing Feb. 12, 2014 in Sacramento:

Via Arts Action Fund: Tell President Obama the Arts Create Jobs

Via Arts Action Fund: Tell President Obama the Arts Create Jobs

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:25am

PHoto: send your letterIn President Obama’s speech about jobs that he delivered last Thursday at a General Electric manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, he said:

TAKE ACTION: Ask the LAUSD Board of Education to Take Leadership on Arts Education Budget

TAKE ACTION: Ask the LAUSD Board of Education to Take Leadership on Arts Education Budget

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:41am

Photo: Action AlertArts for LA has launched an Action Alert inviting LAUSD parents and community members to ask Board of Education members to lead the charge on having an arts education budget produced this month.  

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. 

LCFF and A Complete Education that Includes the Arts

LCFF and A Complete Education that Includes the Arts

The Role of the Arts in Local Control Funding Formula Priority Areas

As Talia Gibas explains in the her LCFF overview video, arts education is uniquely effective in helping schools to achieve success in all eight of the LCFF Priority Areas.

LCFF and LCAP Overview & Resources

LCFF and LCAP Overview & Resources

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new strategy for funding California’s public schools. Known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the law represents a significant shift in priority for public education in the state.