RSVP for ArtsDay 2014 by April 10!

RSVP for ArtsDay 2014 by April 10!

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:46am

ArtsDayArtsDay 2014 is just over a week away!  We are so excited to welcome everyone back to City Hall for our annual celebration of arts and culture in Los Angeles. 

ACTION ALERT: Support Arts, Culture, & Creative Economy in Culver City!

ACTION ALERT: Support Arts, Culture, & Creative Economy in Culver City!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:18am

Photo: Culver City SealCulver City is home to a vibrant and diverse arts and culture community dedicated to enriching the lives of all Culver City residents.  The City previously supported its arts and culture sector through the work of a dedicated Department of Cultural Affairs.  However, this department was dismantled in May 2012 when funding from the Community Redevelopment Agency was lost.

LA Councilmember José Huizar Commissions 9 Murals in Boyle Heights

LA Councilmember José Huizar Commissions 9 Murals in Boyle Heights

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 2:06pm

Photo: Jose HuizarCouncilmember José Huizar, the leading force on the City Council in adopting the recent mural ordinance, announced he has commissioned nine artists to paint murals on utility boxes on East First Street in Boyle Heights.  

Los Angeles Designates October 12, 2013 "Mural Day"

Los Angeles Designates October 12, 2013 "Mural Day"

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:59pm
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Photo: Mural Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to declare Saturday, October 12, 2013, “Mural Day” in the City of Los Angeles in recognition of  the new mural ordinance going into effect after an eleven year moratorium on murals on private property.

RESCHEDULED: LA City Council to Pass Mural Ordinance

RESCHEDULED: LA City Council to Pass Mural Ordinance

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:04am
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Photo: mural

Update 8/22: The City Council has again tentatively rescheduled the discussion and vote of the mural ordinance for Wednesday, August 28. Check the agenda on the City Council calendar for more information.

LA Mural Ordinance to be Heard by Full City Council Aug 20

LA Mural Ordinance to be Heard by Full City Council Aug 20

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:17pm
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Photo: Victor Clothing Co muralOn July 30, the Planning & Land Use Management Committee of the LA City Council reviewed two versions of the proposed mural ordinance. Version A allows for murals to appear on single-family private residences, while Version B does not. After reviewing the variations, the committee listened to public comment on the issues. While perhaps not surprising, public comment was mixed, with neighborhood c

Current Legislation

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Current Legislation

Arts for LA monitors arts and culture-related legislation at the school board, municipal, and county level throughout the year.  We may also take positions or advice on State Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional legislation in partnership with state and national advocacy organizations.  Arts for LA does not endorse candidates seeking election.

LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:59am
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Photo: LA District 6Arts advocates in LA’s District 6 are encouraged to vote on July 23 in the run-off race between former LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez and former State Assemblymember Cindy Montañez.  

District 6 includes the neighborhoods of Lake Balboa and Panorama City and portions of Sun Valley, Arleta, North Hills East, and Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.

LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts

LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:12pm
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Photo: mayor villaraigosa with arts advocates at ArtsDayLast week, Los Angeles's City Council adopted the Mayor's proposed budget after extensive budget committee hearings with department heads to better understand the implications of the Mayor's funding proposals.  As previously reported, the budget included an incremental increase in funding to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Los Angeles's primary grantor for arts and cult

LA City Council Closer to Official Support of AB580

LA City Council Closer to Official Support of AB580

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:18am
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Photo: Councilmember Paul Krekorian

The Los Angeles City Council moved one step closer to passing an official resolution in support of AB 580, the California Assembly bill that would fund the California Arts Council with $75 million dollars for the next fiscal year.

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