California Arts Council Funding Bill Stalls, but Plan B Emerges

California Arts Council Funding Bill Stalls, but Plan B Emerges

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 1:41pm

Photo: CA Arts Council logoAB 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 Welcomes LACAC-funded Summer Intern

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 1:59pm

Photo:Aaron Heard

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

LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:12pm
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Photo: mayor villaraigosa with arts advocates at ArtsDayLast 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

LA City Election Results Hinge on 20% Voter Turnout

LA City Election Results Hinge on 20% Voter Turnout

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:11am

Phot: eric garcetti with danielle brazellThe 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

LA City Council Closer to Official Support of AB580

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:18am
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Photo: Councilmember Paul Krekorian

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.

Arts for LA Issues Statement on Mayor Villaraigosa's Proposed Budget

Arts for LA Issues Statement on Mayor Villaraigosa's Proposed Budget

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 8:58am

Photo: City of LA SealOn 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

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:

ArtsDay 2013 Draws Nearly 500 People to City Hall

ArtsDay 2013 Draws Nearly 500 People to City Hall

Wed, 04/24/2013 (All day)
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PHoto: Arts Day T-shirtArtsDay 2013 drew a massive crowd of arts advocates to City Hall on April 17 to celebrate Los Angeles's legacy of fostering arts and culture and the city's national identity as America's "Creative Capital."