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.
ArtsDay 2014/LA Arts Convergence Save the Date(s)
Arts for LA is pleased to announce two important dates for the upcoming advocacy year. Please mark your calendars:
California Arts Council Funding Bill Stalls, but Plan B Emerges
AB 580, the California State Assembly bill to fund the California Arts Council with $75 million for the upcoming fiscal year, failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee during the current legislative session.
Arts for LA Welcomes LACAC-funded Summer Intern
Arts for LA is thrilled to welcome Aáron Heard, our summer Research & Communications Intern, who will be working with us through the beginning of August on a variety of research, communications, and advocacy work.
LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts
Last 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
Arts Advocates See Officials' Words Put into Action in City Budget
LA City Election Results Hinge on 20% Voter Turnout
The good news is voter turnout increased over March's Primary Election in Los Angeles, but the real news is voter turnout didn't rise much above the historic low in the nation's second largest city.
LA City Council Closer to Official Support of AB580
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.
VIDEO: LA CIty Council Budget & Finance Committee Lauds Dept of Cultural Affairs
Arts for LA Issues Statement on Mayor Villaraigosa's Proposed Budget
On Wednesday, Arts for LA sent a statement to Councilmember Paul Krekorian expressing support for Mayor Villaraigosa's proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which runs July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. Krekorian serves as chairman on the Budget and Finance Committee of the Los Angeles City Council and will oversee the process of soliciting comment and providing feedback on the budget before the City Council vot