Why the Arts Do Not Need to March: Activating Audiences for Advocacy

  

        

 

Abe Flores blogs about why the arts do not need to march.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

James Irvine Foundation Announces $855,000 in Grants to LA County Arts Orgs

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 12:18pm

the James Irvine FoundationThe James Irvine Foundation announced grants totaling $855,000 to six Los Angeles County arts organizations whose work “hold[s] significant promise for the future of the arts nationwide, particularly as they lead the way in exploring how best to adapt to demographic and technological shifts.”

National Endowment for the Arts Funding Reduction Proposed

National Endowment for the Arts Funding Reduction Proposed

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 9:05am

Arts Action Fund logoAccording to a bulletin from Americans for the Arts Action Fund, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Interior Subcommittee included a reduction of $14 million to the National Endowment for the Arts budget in their FY 2013 funding legislation.

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

NEA Awards First Grants to Support Arts Research

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 8:00am

The National Endowment for the Arts announced yesterday it would award $250,000 in grants to support research projects investigating the value and impact of the arts in the United States.  This is the first time the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis has awarded grants in the organization’s forty-seven year history.

New Report Ties Pennsylvania's Bright Future to Arts Education Progress

New Report Ties Pennsylvania's Bright Future to Arts Education Progress

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am

Creating Pennsylvania's Future through the Arts and Arts EducationA new report released by the Education Policy and Leadership Center Arts and Education Initiative strongly encourages lawmakers to prioritize “high quality, comprehensive, standards-based arts education” for all primary and secondary students throughout he state of Pennsylvania.

LA Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families All Summer

LA Museums to Offer Free Admission to Military Families All Summer

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20am
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Blue Star Museums logoMany Los Angeles-area museums will begin offering free admission throughout the summer to members of the National Guard, the Reserves, military personnel on active duty, and their immediate families.  The program runs Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3).

Community Input Sought for Downtown LA's Broadway Arts Center

Community Input Sought for Downtown LA's Broadway Arts Center

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 8:00am
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Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los AngelesThe City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites you to attend a public meeting that will provide an update on the Broadway Arts Center, a planned facility providing subsidized affordable artists' housing, rehearsal/exhibition space, and creative business space as part of City Councilmember José Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway initiative.

New NEA Study Links Arts Ed to Lifelong Benefits for At-Risk Youth

New NEA Study Links Arts Ed to Lifelong Benefits for At-Risk Youth

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:20am

The National Endowment for the Arts recently released a study describing the impact of arts education on at-risk students.  According to the report, arts involvement contributes to an overall improvement life circumstances for at-risk youth, encouraging them to achieve academically, remain engaged in their community and pursue professional careers after college.

Santa Monica Adds "Arts & Culture" to Sustainable City Plan

Santa Monica Adds "Arts & Culture" to Sustainable City Plan

Mon, 05/14/2012 (All day)
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Santa Monica Beach Art by cbucka21, on Flickr

On May 8, the Santa Monica City Council added an “arts and culture” goal area to its Sustainable City Plan, becoming the first city in California to include cultural indicators as part of an overall evaluation of sustainability. 

Through inclusion of this goal area, Santa Monica resolves to:

Civic Engagement & Accountability

  

        

 

Abe Flores blogs on why civic engagement is essential (even if it's not always fun).