ACTION ALERT: Support Arts, Culture, & Creative Economy in Culver City!

ACTION ALERT: Support Arts, Culture, & Creative Economy in Culver City!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:18am

Photo: Culver City SealCulver City is home to a vibrant and diverse arts and culture community dedicated to enriching the lives of all Culver City residents.  The City previously supported its arts and culture sector through the work of a dedicated Department of Cultural Affairs.  However, this department was dismantled in May 2012 when funding from the Community Redevelopment Agency was lost.

Fall 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Fall 2014 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Arts for LA invites 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:

Congress Allocates $146M to Support Arts & Culture Nationwide

Congress Allocates $146M to Support Arts & Culture Nationwide

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:15am

Photo: US CapitolOn Tuesday night, Congress released the details of its massive FY 2014 Omnibus spending bill. A petition circulated by the Arts Action Fund, signed by more than 40,000 arts advocates, reinforced the need to allocate a robust fund to the National Endowment for the Arts. The agency has been budgeted to receive $146 million for the year.

National Endowment for the Arts Invests $1.14M in LA County through Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Invests $1.14M in LA County through Grants

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 3:10pm

Photo: NEA Logo

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its next round of Art Works and Creative Writing grants this week, which will send $1.14 million to Los Angeles County to support artists and arts organizations throughout the region.

Olga Garay-English Announces Departure from LA Department of Cultural Affairs

Olga Garay-English Announces Departure from LA Department of Cultural Affairs

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 2:27pm

Photo: Olga Garay-EnglishOlga Garay-English announced today she will be stepping down from her post as executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs effective January 4, 2014.  Arts for LA thanks Ms. Garay-English for her unwavering service to the city’s arts and culture sector and congratulates her as she takes the next step in her career.

Reverend Dr. Ron David to Deliver Keynote Address at 2013 LA Convergence

Reverend Dr. Ron David to Deliver Keynote Address at 2013 LA Convergence

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 1:58pm

Photo: Ron DavidArts for LA is thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker for the 2013 LA Convergence is the

Arts for LA Releases School Board Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Arts for LA Releases School Board Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:03am

Photo: ArtsVoteLAWith an estimated $5.3 billion in educational funding set to invigorate California’s schools due to Proposition 30, school board leaders will be tasked with setting the priorities and direction for their schools’ future.  To help spark dialogue around arts and education issues, Arts for LA has distributed Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys to every eligible candidate for election in 33 school district races throughout Lo

Ripple Effects of Government Shutdown Touch Los Angeles County

Ripple Effects of Government Shutdown Touch Los Angeles County

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:45am

Photo: US CapitolFor the first time in seventeen years, the United State federal government has shut down all non-essential functions after the US Congress failed to meet a September 30 deadline to approve a spending plan that would keep all government services running as implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect.

Arts for LA Invites Arts & Culture Leaders to Attend LA Convergence Oct 29

Arts for LA Invites Arts & Culture Leaders to Attend LA Convergence Oct 29

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:03pm

Photo: convergence logoArts for LA invites any interested arts and culture stakeholder to register for the 2013 LA Convergence, to be held October 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

194 LA County Arts Orgs Awarded $4.3 Million in Funding

194 LA County Arts Orgs Awarded $4.3 Million in Funding

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 3:33pm

Photo: LA County LogoThe Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,318,000 in two-year grants to 194 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP). The current allocation represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle and provides support to ensure arts organizations continue to provide cultural services to the diverse population that comprises Los Angeles County.