Arts & Culture Budget Report, 2015-16

Arts & Culture Budget Report, 2015-16

Wed, 08/12/2015 (All day)

The 2015-16 budgets passed by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the State of California all include good news for arts nonprofits. While there is much work yet to be done, there are many milestones to celebrate with funding for the arts on the rise across the state. The majority of arts funding increases are a result of restorations to cuts we saw during the Great Recession.

Breaking News: Governor Brown Approves Increase for California Arts Council

Breaking News: Governor Brown Approves Increase for California Arts Council

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:00pm

Arts for LA applauds Governor Edmund G. Brown for signing into action the 2015-2016 state budget, which includes a whopping $7.1 million permanent funding increase for the California Arts Council (CAC). The CAC, a state agency, awards grants to nonprofit arts organizations across the state.

State Budget with $5M for California Arts Council Waits for Governor's Signature

State Budget with $5M for California Arts Council Waits for Governor's Signature

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:51am

The California State Capitol seen down Capitol Mall; Sacramento, CaliforniaThe California State Legislature on Sunday approved a budget for 2014-2015 that includes a $5 million increase in funding to the California Arts Council.

California Arts Council Funding Bill Shows Promising Route through State Legislature

California Arts Council Funding Bill Shows Promising Route through State Legislature

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:40pm

Photo: CAC Logoby Amy Sauceda

The California Arts Council and Californians for the Arts are celebrating positive steps forward for an appropriation bill of $7 million.  Last Thursday, the California State Legislative Budget Conference Committee voted 8-0 to support the increase in funding for the state's arts agency.

Arts for LA Responds to LA's Proposed Budget for DCA

Arts for LA Responds to LA's Proposed Budget for DCA

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:51pm

DCA logoOn April 30, Arts for LA’s Executive Director Danielle Brazell issued a letter to the Honorable Mr. Paul Krekorian, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Los Angeles City Council.  The full text of the letter follows.  Arts for LA will continue to monitor the city's budget process and update our advocates on its status whenever possible.

 

April 30, 2014

 

LAUSD Board of Education Leads Effort on Arts Ed Budget

LAUSD Board of Education Leads Effort on Arts Ed Budget

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:28pm

Photo: arts educate LAAfter several deadlines to produce it elapsed, the Los Angeles Unified School District stepped forward to take leadership on releasing a budget for its arts education branch last week.  The budget was presented at the Budget, Facilities, & Audit Committee meeting of the board on Thursday, February 20.

TAKE ACTION: Ask the LAUSD Board of Education to Take Leadership on Arts Education Budget

TAKE ACTION: Ask the LAUSD Board of Education to Take Leadership on Arts Education Budget

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:41am

Photo: Action AlertArts for LA has launched an Action Alert inviting LAUSD parents and community members to ask Board of Education members to lead the charge on having an arts education budget produced this month.  

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Free Webinar: "How the Arts Achieve Local Control Funding Formula Priorities," Jan 23

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:47pm

Photo: webinarCalifornia is perched on the edge of an unprecedented transformation of our education system. Over the next year, every school will receive more funding to support student success, but schools will need to hear from you about how to best use this money.

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