Civic Engagement

Los Angeles County requires an informed, engaged, and involved society able to participate in their community and in their government. Participation in the arts is a crucial catalyst in fostering engaged residents, developing opportunities for public debate, volunteerism, and lifelong learning. Arts organizations and arts supporters play a critical role in advancing the arts in the region.


The  ArtsVote  Campaign is  a  multi-strategy campaign  designed to  engage  residents,  provide  opportunities  for  public  discourse,  bolster volunteerism, and provide avenues for arts organizations to show their #ArtsVote power.

We achieve this through:

  • Arts and Culture Candidate Surveys
  • Arts and Cultural Candidate Forums
  • Arts and Cultural Polling Places: Registering polling places, poll worker training
  • Organization Training: H-Election, Non-profit electoral rights
  • Legislation Tracking
  • Get Out The Vote promotion
Partners include the LA County Registrar & Recorders Office, League of Women Voters,  United Way, and promotional partners for surveys. 
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Arts Delegates 2017



Thank you for agreeing to join us as an Arts Delegate for ArtsDay 2017!

We are excited to have such a powerful group of advocates meet with our LA City Councilmembers and Council Office staff to discuss arts and cultural topics affecting our communities.

This webpage contains exclusive information to help you prepare for your delegation visits with your City Council District Office on ArtsDay (April 19, 2017).


The ARTS DELEGATE GUIDE includes the full timeline for ArtsDay, directions to City Hall (including METRO and parking information), instructions for entering City Hall and getting through the security checkpoint, and further information about the ArtsDay Proclamation and Presentation during the City Council Meeting as well as where Arts Delegates will convene before and after your meeting with your Councilmember and staff. 


  • Optional ArtsDay Activities:
    • 8:30am - 9:45am - Coffee & Networking: Edward R. Roybal BPW Session Room, 3rd Floor, Room 350
    • 9:45am - Line up to enter the John Ferraro City Council Chambers: 3rd floor, Room 340
    • 10:00am - Enter the City Council Chambers
    • 10:15am - ArtsDay 2017 Proclamation & Presentation, John Ferraro City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
    • 11:00am - Group Photo, Spring Street Steps of LA City Hall
  • Arts Delegate Activities:
    • 11:45am - 12:00pm - Arts Delegate Check-in: 10th Floor, Room 1040
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Arts Delegate Lunch & Final Delegation Preparation: 10th Floor, Room 1040
    • 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Delegation Meetings with Councilmembers and staff: Council District Offices 
    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Arts Delegate Report Back: 10th Floor, Room 1040 


These materials were reviewed in the Arts Delegate Training Session on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Self-Help Graphics & Art.




The 2017 Arts Delegate Roster can be viewed HERE. Please note that some delegations are still in flux due to cancellations from those who are unable to participate in Arts Delegate activities on the new date (April 19).

If you are unable to participate as an Arts Delegate on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, please notify Abril Iñiguez-Rivas at or by phone at (213)225-7522 as soon as possible.

Candidate Surveys

Arts for LA conducts Arts and Culture Candidate Surveys of all candidates seeking office in any of LA County’s 88 cities and 81 school districts.

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Candidate Forums

Holding Candidate Forums to discuss topics important to voters.

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Non-Profit Polling Places

Making arts and cultural spaces polling places across LA County

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Our work as advocates takes place not only locally, but also at the state and federal levels. For 2015-16, we are tracking the following bills and legislation.

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Voter Registration

Californians with a social security number and a valid California driver's license or California-issued identification card may complete registration online at the California Secretary of State's website.

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LA Youth Vote

“High School Voter Education” weeks are April 18 – May 16 and we are looking for educators, community partners, and government officials who would be interested in partnering with us to host voter outreach and awareness drives on high school campuses.

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