Fall 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Fall 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Arts for LA invites eligible candidates in Los Angeles County elections to participate in our Spring 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys. 

We thank the following organizations for supporting this round of Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys:

Mayor Garcetti Invites Ideas from Arts & Culture Community in LA

Mayor Garcetti Invites Ideas from Arts & Culture Community in LA

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:29pm
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Photo: Mayor's RoundtableMayor Garcetti welcomed over one hundred arts and culture leaders from the Los Angeles area to City Hall today to give him advice, insight, and feedback on how the city should invest and support arts and culture in the coming years.

Arts for LA Thanks Olga Garay-English as She Departs DCA Today

Arts for LA Thanks Olga Garay-English as She Departs DCA Today

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:38am

Photo: Olga Garay-EnglishArts for LA thanks Olga Garay-English for her unwavering service to the Los Angeles’s arts and culture sector and congratulates her as she takes the next step in her career. Today is Ms. Garay-English’s last day as the executive director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

April 11, 2014

  • 1 in 7 jobs in Los Angeles County is part of the larger creative economy (2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy)
  • 96% of Arts for LA supporters are registered voters (Arts for LA survey)
  • Arts and culture significantly enhances human development in Los Angeles County (LA2050 Report)
  • Los Angeles has the highest concentration of working artists and arts professionals in the nation (LA2050 Report)
  • Our arts sector is a collaborative powerhouse as witnessed through Pacific Standard Time’s region-wide participation, which generated $280.5 million in economic activity (Pacific Standard Time Economic Impact Analysis)
  • Los Angeles is home to over 5,000 fashion labels and has more fashion jobs than any other American city (Fashion's Night Out)
  • The arts funnel $1.3 billion into the city in tax revenues (Otis Report on the Creative Economy)

Via KPCC: LAUSD's Bennett Kayser on Arts Education

Via KPCC: LAUSD's Bennett Kayser on Arts Education

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:25pm

Photo: Bennett Kayser

from KCET's Artbound: Philanthropist David Bohnett on the Creative Economy of Southern California

As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County.

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.

California Arts Council Awards New Grants from State Assembly Allocation

California Arts Council Awards New Grants from State Assembly Allocation

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 9:47am

Photo: CAC logoAt a public meeting in Los Angeles last week, members of the California Arts Council voted in support of five new programs and initiatives to be funded by one-time support from the California State Assembly.

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.