Take Action at Local Level

ELECTIONS – ARTS & CULTURE CANDIDATE SURVEYS

As you research candidates for the 2018 elections, review the Spring 2017 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey to see how they responded.

2018 SCHEDULED ELECTIONS

The LA County Registrar's full list of upcoming 2018 Elections can be found here.

REGISTER TO VOTE IN LA COUNTY

If you are not yet registered, or if you are unsure if you are, you can visit the LA County Registrar HERE to complete the process.

ARTSDAYLA 2018 - BECOME A DELEGATE

During ArtsWeek 2017, Arts for LA will be organizing delegate visits with LA City Councilmembers. To serve as a delegate, a person must agree to attend a 3 hour evening training prior to ArtsDay LA, as well as an additional four hour period.. A person may nominate themselves.  Submit your nomination online by Friday, February 16. To determine your City Council district, visit here.

CONSIDER RUNNING FOR OFFICE OR PUBLIC SERVICE AS A COMMISSIONER

If you've ever considered public service, there are resources to help guide you. NationBuilder offers a free 2 hour course, "How To Run For Office." In addition, you can identify potential seats to run for here: https://www.runforoffice.org.

You’ve heard of the Police Commission and the Fire Commission, but as Liberty Hill‘s researchers discovered when planning their "Train to be a Commissioner" course at the Wally Marks Leadership Institute, not even the wonkiest policy wonks can name all of Los Angeles's 52 boards and commissions, never mind the many dozens of County and State boards and commissions. Find out more

SETTING A POLICY AGENDA

Arts for LA is committed to the following policy areas – the Arts, specifically advocating for equity and access for all people in LA; Arts Education for all students; a strong Creative Economy with opportunities for everyone; Civic Engagement through our ArtsVote work; and Social Justice including human rights, freedom of expression, immigrant rights, affordable housing.

This spring, Arts for LA will convene the community to identify policy goals in each of these areas. If you are interested in being a part of this process, send us an email at info@artsforla.org.

ONGOING ACTIVISM

Join a group of like minded people who are meeting across LA to develop creative responses to our most pressing issues, such as Task Force Artivist Collective.  Let us know of other community gatherings at info@artsforla.org.