Upcoming Candidate Forums - Updated
We encourage Los Angeles County residents to attend their local candidate forums and show their support for the arts in schools and civic life by posing a question about arts & culture and arts education .
To view a list of upcoming forums please visit our Civic Calender.
As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County.
2013 LA Convergence
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 LA Convergence!
We enjoyed a lovely day with our colleagues exploring the issues and trends at work in our field. We hope these dialogues will continue over the coming months.
Los Angeles County requires an informed, engaged, and involved society able to participate in their community and in their government. Participation in the arts is a crucial catalyst in fostering engaged residents, developing opportunities for public debate, volunteerism, and lifelong learning.
As leaders who embrace opportunities to help shape the future of Los Angeles County, we will:
Serve as an LA CIty Election Pollworker
Arts for LA encourages artists, arts leaders, and arts supporters to participate in the civic process this spring by serving as a election pollworker.
Santa Monica City Council Candidates Campaign on YouTube
The Santa Monica Mirror reports Santa Monica City Council candidates can now be viewed responding to issues in a YouTube video as part of their election campaigns.
Produced by Santa Monica CityTV, the recordings invite the candidates to respond to a variety of issues facing Santa Monica, including the city's fiscal health, the plight of the homeless, and traffic.
Make Your Voice Count in November!
California Launches Online Voter Registration Site
California recently became the 13th U.S. state to facilitate fully online voter registration.
"Though most states still cannot offer online voter registration, I am thrilled to say the largest state in the nation is ready to roll," Secretary of State Debra Bowen said in a statement announcing the new system.