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

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Arts for LA monitors arts and culture-related legislation at the school board, municipal, and county level throughout the year.  We may also take positions or advice on State Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional legislation in partnership with state and national advocacy organizations.  Arts for LA does not endorse candidates seeking election.

New Grants Fuel Creative Placemaking in LA, Santa Monica

New Grants Fuel Creative Placemaking in LA, Santa Monica

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:11am

Photo: Arts DistrictTwo communities in LA County received significant awards from the National Endowment for the Art’s “Our Town” grant intiative.

LAUSD Releases Plan to Rebuild Complete Education through the Arts for All Students

LAUSD Releases Plan to Rebuild Complete Education through the Arts for All Students

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 9:14am

Photo: student musicLos Angeles Unified School District officially released its plan to restore arts education throughout the district yesterday.  The “Arts Education and Creative Cultural Network Plan” will bring funding for arts education back to pre-recession levels by 2017.

Action: Thank Assembly Speaker Pérez for $2M Boost to California Arts Council

Action: Thank Assembly Speaker Pérez for $2M Boost to California Arts Council

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:00am

Photo: John PérezThe California Arts Council announced last week it received $2 million in one-time funds from the 2013 State Assembly operating budget.  Assembly Speaker John Pérez made the allocation from his own discretionary fund. Pérez represents the 53rd Assembly District, covering much of Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, Downtown, Koreatown, Westlake)

LA's DCA Opens FY14-15 Grant Process for Nonprofit Orgs

LA's DCA Opens FY14-15 Grant Process for Nonprofit Orgs

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:23pm

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LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:59am
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Photo: LA District 6Arts advocates in LA’s District 6 are encouraged to vote on July 23 in the run-off race between former LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez and former State Assemblymember Cindy Montañez.  

District 6 includes the neighborhoods of Lake Balboa and Panorama City and portions of Sun Valley, Arleta, North Hills East, and Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.

194 LA County Arts Orgs Awarded $4.3 Million in Funding

194 LA County Arts Orgs Awarded $4.3 Million in Funding

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 3:33pm

Photo: LA County LogoThe Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,318,000 in two-year grants to 194 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP). The current allocation represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle and provides support to ensure arts organizations continue to provide cultural services to the diverse population that comprises Los Angeles County.

Artbound: Valley Days & the Actors Fund Partners

Arts for LA presents reFRAME, a series of first-person explorations of projects, places, and principles that demonstrate the ways arts and culture are building the future of Los Angeles. Each installment in this series showcases ways in which arts, culture, and arts education can be employed as tools to address issues facing Angelenos in all aspects of our lives and ultimately contribute to a higher quality of life for all residents.

By Keith McNutt

ArtsDay 2014/LA Arts Convergence Save the Date(s)

ArtsDay 2014/LA Arts Convergence Save the Date(s)

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 8:30am

Photo:ArtsDay 2013Arts for LA is pleased to announce two important dates for the upcoming advocacy year. Please mark your calendars: