New Grants Fuel Creative Placemaking in LA, Santa Monica

New Grants Fuel Creative Placemaking in LA, Santa Monica

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:11am

Photo: Arts DistrictTwo communities in LA County received significant awards from the National Endowment for the Art’s “Our Town” grant intiative.

LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts

LA Mayor Applauds City Council for Support of Arts

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:12pm
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Photo: mayor villaraigosa with arts advocates at ArtsDayLast week, Los Angeles's City Council adopted the Mayor's proposed budget after extensive budget committee hearings with department heads to better understand the implications of the Mayor's funding proposals.  As previously reported, the budget included an incremental increase in funding to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Los Angeles's primary grantor for arts and cult

CD12 Strives to Be the "Creative Hub" of LA County

CD12 Strives to Be the "Creative Hub" of LA County

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 2:53pm

Photo: Nonprofit Arts Day Summit panelistsOn March 18, Arts for LA joined the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on a panel for the District 12 Nonprofit Arts Summit, organized by Councilmember Mitchell Englander.

Eloise Klein Healy Named First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Eloise Klein Healy Named First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 12:31pm

Photo: Healy event photoMayor Antonio Villaraigosa honored Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy as the city's inaugural Poet Laureate at a ceremony at the Los Angeles Central Library this morning.

Los Angeles Seeks City’s First Poet Laureate

Los Angeles Seeks City’s First Poet Laureate

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 9:00am
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced last week the establishment of an official Poet Laureate program for the City of Los Angeles.

Chicago Releases Cultural Plan Draft

Chicago Releases Cultural Plan Draft

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 9:00am

Chicago Cultural PlanChicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events released a comprehensive, citywide cultural plan draft to guide continued development of the city’s arts and humanities sector. A copy of the plan may be downloaded at Chicagoist.com.