NextGen Survey: Professional Development for Emerging Arts Leaders

NextGen Survey: Professional Development for Emerging Arts Leaders

Fri, 07/08/2011 (All day)

NextGen Arts from Center for Cultural InnovationThe Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), in partnership with The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is pleased to announce the next round of the NextGen Arts Initiative, which provides emerging arts administrators in California access to funding resources for professional development through CCI’s Creative Capacity Fund

Action Alert: House Subcommittee Proposes $20 NEA Cut

Action Alert: House Subcommittee Proposes $20 NEA Cut

Thu, 07/07/2011 (All day)

Americans for the ArtsAmericans for the Arts encourages advocates to visit their Action Center to urge members of congress to oppose a $20 million reduction proposed by a House appropriations subcommittee.  This

The Civic Engagement Strategy

Kenton Haleem, Executive Director of Burbank Arts for All: An Education Foundation

 

 

Update on California Redevelopment Agencies

Update on California Redevelopment Agencies

Fri, 07/01/2011 (All day)

Westlake TheatreTwo bills in the California assembly, AB1-26 and AB1-27, propose to eliminate redevelopment agencies unless they contribute a total of $1.7 billion in tax money generated by new developments to the state, to be used for schools and public safety. Governor Jerry Brown has been a proponent for dismantling the state's roughly 400 local redevelopment agencies, citing examples of mismanagement of redevelopment funding. 

HR 1891 Would Eliminate Federal Arts in Education Program

HR 1891 Would Eliminate Federal Arts in Education Program

Tue, 06/14/2011 (All day)

Americans for the Arts Action FundThe "Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act" would end 43 federal education programs, including Arts in Education.  The House of Representatives may vote on this legislation before the August Congressional Recess.  Click here to tell

Update on State Budget Talks

Update on State Budget Talks

Fri, 06/10/2011 (All day)

California budget processThe California legislature has resumed budget negotiations for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, with three-month tax extensions as the main point of contention between Democratic and Republican lawmakers.  Temporary tax rates adopted in 2008 will expire this July 1st, decreasing the state's revenue stream and prompting some school districts and other state-supported agencies to adopt 'doomsday budgets' and begin layoffs.&n

LAUSD/UTLA Agreement Would Restore 134+ Arts Teachers

LAUSD/UTLA Agreement Would Restore 134+ Arts Teachers

Wed, 06/01/2011 (All day)

LAUSD reaches tentative agreement with UTLAUnited Teachers Los Angeles has reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with Los Angeles Unified School District that would restore at least 134 elementary arts teachers in 2011/2012.

A Most Unusual Advocacy Season

Danielle BrazellThe great recession, as it’s now called, continues to wreak havoc on local government, school districts and our state.  Yet because of our grassroots power, arts and arts education are no longer sacrificed or treated as dessert. Congratulations, advocates-- that’s a success in itself!

It Takes a Village

Jay McAdams, 24th St. Theatre

 

 

Jay McAdams on why he recently provided public testimony at City Hall in support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Mayor's Proposed Budget Released

Mayor's Proposed Budget Released

Thu, 04/21/2011 (All day)

Los Angeles City HallMayor Villaraigosa has released his 2011-2012 Budget Recommendations for the City of LA, including proposed allocations to the Department of Cultural Affairs.  The proposal includes reductions to the Department of Cultural Affairs budget that are similar to proposed reductions to nearly every other department in the City.