Arts for LA, LA County Arts Commission Mentioned in World Cities Culture Report

Arts for LA, LA County Arts Commission Mentioned in World Cities Culture Report

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:54pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Arts for LA have been identified as one of two major cultural organizations serving Los Angeles County by the World Cities Cultural Forum, an international body devoted to highlighting and exploring cultural policy and the impact of arts and culture around the world in order to compare information on a city-by-city basis.

Further Action on LA Mural Ordinance to Be Heard Nov 23

Further Action on LA Mural Ordinance to Be Heard Nov 23

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 10:10am
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Photo: Echo Park MuralLast October, the City Council adopted an ordinance to allow the creation of new original art murals – one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, hand-tiled or digitally printed images on a building exterior that does not contain a commercial message and the preservation of existing vintage art murals on private property. The ordinance prohibited murals on single-family residences.

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.  

Olga Garay-English Announces Departure from LA Department of Cultural Affairs

Olga Garay-English Announces Departure from LA Department of Cultural Affairs

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 2:27pm

Photo: Olga Garay-EnglishOlga Garay-English announced today she will be stepping down from her post as executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs effective January 4, 2014.  Arts for LA thanks Ms. Garay-English for her unwavering service to the city’s arts and culture sector and congratulates her as she takes the next step in her career.

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.

Ripple Effects of Government Shutdown Touch Los Angeles County

Ripple Effects of Government Shutdown Touch Los Angeles County

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:45am

Photo: US CapitolFor the first time in seventeen years, the United State federal government has shut down all non-essential functions after the US Congress failed to meet a September 30 deadline to approve a spending plan that would keep all government services running as implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect.

Arts for LA Invites Arts & Culture Leaders to Attend LA Convergence Oct 29

Arts for LA Invites Arts & Culture Leaders to Attend LA Convergence Oct 29

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:03pm

Photo: convergence logoArts for LA invites any interested arts and culture stakeholder to register for the 2013 LA Convergence, to be held October 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

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