VOTE: LAUSD District 1 Special Election to Be Held August 12

VOTE: LAUSD District 1 Special Election to Be Held August 12

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:40am

VoteCandidates Alex Johnson and George McKenna are vying for election to the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.  The seat, formerly held by the late Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, has been vacant since her sudden death last December.

Spring 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey Archive

Spring 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey Archive

Arts for LA invited 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:

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:47pm

Photo: webinarCalifornia is perched on the edge of an unprecedented transformation of our education system. Over the next year, every school will receive more funding to support student success, but schools will need to hear from you about how to best use this money.

Fall 2013 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey Results

Fall 2013 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey Results

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:53pm

Photo: Candidate Survey LogoArts for LA surveyed 177 candidates in 31 school board elections this fall as part of our semiannual Arts & Culture Candidate Survey program.

Current Legislation

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Current Legislation

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.

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

Ask Arts & Culture Questions at Local Candidate Forums

Ask Arts & Culture Questions at Local Candidate Forums

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:36am

 Photo: Question MarkCandidate forums give voters an opportunity learn about candidates’ positions directly from the candidates themselves. Arts for LA encourages arts-minded voters to participate in their local forums to ensure candidates running for city and school board seats have an opportunity to discuss their support for our lively arts and culture communities.

Arts for LA to Contribute to CA Candidate Survey Project

Arts for LA to Contribute to CA Candidate Survey Project

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:00am

Arts for LA will share its annual school district candidate survey results with the California Alliance for Arts Education as part of that organization's statewide movement to get candidates to provide clarity on their arts education philosophies, priorities, and perspectives.

School Board Advocacy Training from CAAE, PTA

School Board Advocacy Training from CAAE, PTA

Sun, 02/05/2012 (All day)

California Alliance for Arts EducationThe California Alliance for Arts Education and the California State PTA have partnered to offer School Board 101, a free one-hour webinar to help advocates work with their local school board to keep arts in schools. 

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Tue, 10/04/2011 (All day)

VoteCandidate forums are being held across Southern California between now and November 8 to give citizens the opportunity to ask questions and get to know their candidates through community gatherings.

Here are some of the upcoming Candidate Forums. Please contact Arts for LA at info@artsforla.org with information about additional forums.