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

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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.

2013 LA Convergence

2013 LA Convergence

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 LA Convergence!

We enjoyed a lovely day with our colleagues exploring the issues and trends at work in our field.  We hope these dialogues will continue over the coming months.

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Conversations about Tomorrow

Conversations about Tomorrow

Let Arts for LA be your guide to the complex world of cultural policy in Los Angeles County.

Several times each year, Arts for LA convenes arts managers and leaders from various fields as part of an ongoing series of conversations covering issues affecting arts, culture, and arts education right now.  These conversations are designed for both experienced "policy wonks" and newbies seeking to better understand the way the political and economic landscape can affect our organizations and programs. Collectively, this sessions make up our Cultural Policy Institute.

LA Mural Ordinance to be Heard by Full City Council Aug 20

LA Mural Ordinance to be Heard by Full City Council Aug 20

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:17pm
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Photo: Victor Clothing Co muralOn July 30, the Planning & Land Use Management Committee of the LA City Council reviewed two versions of the proposed mural ordinance. Version A allows for murals to appear on single-family private residences, while Version B does not. After reviewing the variations, the committee listened to public comment on the issues. While perhaps not surprising, public comment was mixed, with neighborhood c