Culture & Creativity Forum Draws Third District County Supervisor Candidates

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:37pm

Candidate ForumOn Wednesday, April 30, Arts for LA will host the Culture & Creativity Candidate Forum for Los Angeles County Supervisor Candidates in the Third District.  The event will take place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Bing Theater at 7:15 p.m.  Dr. Franklin J. Gilliam, Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, will moderate.

To date, six of seven candidates have confirmed their participation: John Duran, Doug Fay, Sheila Kuehl, Eric Preven, Bobby Shriver, and Pamela Conley Ulich.  The forum will last approximately 90 minutes and feature statements from each candidate as well as responses to questions from the moderator. This will not be a debate; instead, the forum is an opportunity for these candidates to articulate their platforms in relation to issues facing the cultural and creative communities of Los Angeles County. All eligible candidates were invited to participate.

Los Angeles County is America’s Creative Capital, home to more artists and arts organizations per capita than anywhere else in the nation.  With renewed effort to bolster the creative industries headquartered here—from our world-renown film, television, and music industries to the entrepreneurial creative start-ups flourishing throughout the region—the issues facing Los Angeles County’s future will center on our ability to invest, support, and invigorate our communities through creativity.

Arts for LA’s Executive Director Danielle Brazell said, “Los Angeles County is home to an arts and culture community deeply invested in a bright future for the region.  This forum will provide a bridge between our engaged residents and the candidates to find areas of shared concern and shared opportunity.”

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.  Please contact Charlie Jensen at Arts for LA if you would like to reserve a seat at the event: 213-225-7580 or cjensen@artsforla.org.  There will also be an opportunity for members of the media to speak with candidates prior to the event.

Support for this event is provided by Arts for LA Member Organizations.  Arts for LA gratefully acknowledges the in-kind support of LACMA that made this event possible. Arts for LA’s Media Partners for the forum include KCET’s Artbound, CalNonprofits, Center for Cultural Innovation, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Emerging Arts Leaders/LA, the Hammer Museum, LA2050, LACMA, LA STAGE Alliance, Otis College of Art + Design, Performing Arts Live, and Southern California Grantmakers.