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photo:capitalLos 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:

Arts Education

photo:lightbulbArts education fosters creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, skills needed to compete in a twenty-first century workforce. Studies affirm students who participate in the arts “[develop] the ability to innovate, communicate, and collaborate.

Creative Economy

photo:moneybagCultural and creative businesses are the fourth largest business sector in Los Angeles County, generating $115 billion in revenues annually. These businesses—ranging from for-profit creative enterprises to nonprofit arts service organizations—stimulate the regional economy by providing jobs, fueling tax revenue, and enhancing the overall quality of life for Los Angeles County’s ten million residents.

 

Arts for LA's Abe Flores Receives National Leadership Award

Arts for LA's Abe Flores Receives National Leadership Award

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:32pm

Photo: abe floresArts for LA's Advocacy Field Manager Abe Flores received a special recognition during this year's annual Americans for the Arts Convention: the national American Express Emerging Leader Award.

Four LA County Schools Recognized for Exemplary Arts Ed Programs

Four LA County Schools Recognized for Exemplary Arts Ed Programs

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 9:05am

CA distinguished schoolFour schools in Los Angeles County were among thirteen recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for "exemplary arts programs" serving middle and high school students.

California Arts Counil Seeks Input from Angelenos: Tuesday, 4/30

California Arts Counil Seeks Input from Angelenos: Tuesday, 4/30

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 9:22am

Photo: CAC listening tourThe California Arts Council, which provides grants and support for arts education programs to organizations throughout the state, seeks input from residents of Los Angeles County at Tuesday's "listening tour" stop at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park.  The meeting will run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions for you to consider before attending include:

LA2050 Report Lauds LA's Arts & Culture Vitality

LA2050 Report Lauds LA's Arts & Culture Vitality

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:21am
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Photo: LA2050Los Angeles's arts and culture community is the only one of eight indicators "significantly enhanc[ing] human development" in the region, a new report claims.

The Goldhirsh Foundation's recently released "LA2050 Report" examines the overall health of Los Angeles by looking at eight indicators, including education, housing, and public safety.

Upcoming Los Angeles County Election Dates

Upcoming Los Angeles County Election Dates

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 11:07am

Photo: Vote buttonsA full list of upcoming election dates is available from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk [click for PDF].

Burbank Municipal Primary, February 26
Burbank Unified School District Bond Measure, March 5

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