Measure J Will Set LA County in Motion

This November, Los Angeles County voters will be asked to support Measure J, a much-needed investment in our transportation system that would start up seven transit projects and eight highway improvement projects within five years and complete them within fifteen, providing traffic relief along with 250,000 good jobs. Measure J is a remarkable opportunity to put the county back to work modernizing our transportation system. It does this not by raising taxes but by extending by another 30 years the half-cent transportation sales tax voters approved in 2008.

Some Museums in Los Angeles County to Offer Free Admission Sept 29

Some Museums in Los Angeles County to Offer Free Admission Sept 29

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:09pm

Smithsonian Museum Day Live logoSeveral museums in Los Angeles County will offer free admission for two on Saturday, September 29, as part of “Museum Day Live!” sponsored by Smithsonian magazine.

CA Arts Council Funds "Public Value" Projects in LA County

CA Arts Council Funds "Public Value" Projects in LA County

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:15am

The California Arts Council announced over $650,000 in grants to arts organizations statewide as part of its “Creating Public Value” grant program.  Nineteen organizations in Los Angeles County will receive a total of $168,000 in support.

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Announces Grants to Organizations

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Announces Grants to Organizations

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:15am

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is now welcoming applications for the 2013/14 Organizational Grant Program (OGP).  OGP provides financial support to assist and strengthen nonprofit arts organizations to provide quality arts services to enrich the lives of Los Angeles County residents.

Candidate Survey Project Webinar 9/6, 4 pm

Candidate Survey Project Webinar 9/6, 4 pm

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:03pm

Arts education supporters who want to help survey school board candidates this fall can log into a free training webinar hosted by California Alliance for Arts Education on September 6.

Arts for LA Announces Partnership with KCET's Artbound

Arts for LA Announces Partnership with KCET's Artbound

Arts for LA will contribute original content about Los Angeles County’s cultural politics, community arts, and related topics as part of a new partnership with Artbound (http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound), KCET’s magazine of Southern California arts and culture.

Arts for LA Rolls Out #ArtsLA, Expands Social Media to Advance the Cause

Arts for LA Rolls Out #ArtsLA, Expands Social Media to Advance the Cause

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:09am

Arts for LA wants to empower social media users throughout Los Angeles County to contribute more swiftly and personally to our shared cause of arts, culture, and arts education in our region.

Guest blog: Laura Zucker on Ten Years of Arts for All in Los Angeles County

  

Laura Zucker blogs about how Arts for All stays ahead of the curve.

 

 

This post originally appeared on Americans for the Arts's ARTSblog on August 10, 2012.  We thank Americans for the Arts for allowing us to repost it for our readers in Los Angeles County.

LA County Arts Grants to Support Jobs, Organizations

LA County Arts Grants to Support Jobs, Organizations

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:40am
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission logoThe Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced $4.1 million in grants to 175 arts groups throughout the county last week.

Grants range in size from $3,500 to $223,700 and fund organizations in forty-one of Los Angeles County’s 88 municipalities.  Through this program, funding from the Arts Commission will serve an estimated ten million people through July 2013.

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.”