Arts & Culture Budget Report, 2015-16

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.

This budget season, the work of advocates over the last fifteen years focusing on... Read more


Breaking News: Governor Brown Approves Increase for California Arts Council

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. Over the years, the CAC suffered severe underfunding from the state.  While there is much work to be done in garnering adequate support and... Read more

ArtsDay 2015 T-Shirt Design Unveiled

Adam Romo, a 21-year-old graphic designer, has won the ArtsDay 2015 T-Shirt Design Contest.  In addition to winning a $500 honorarium, Romo's design will appear on 500 ArtsDay 2015 t-shirts, which will be distributed for free at this year's ArtsDay on... Read more

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An Unprecedented Opportunity for California Education

A Shift

Calling all education advocates! California is about to undergo a monumental shift in the way our state funds our public schools. It is a win-win solution for every student attending public school in our state. But your voice is needed to ensure your student receives the benefits of this new formula. 

Last year, Governor Brown passed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under this new... Read more

from KCET's Artbound: Philanthropist David Bohnett on the Creative Economy of Southern California

As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County. Despite the depth and breadth of our creative industries, we cannot forget the importance of strengthening Los Angeles' creative core through strategic planning, workforce development, and direct investment by the public and private sectors. With such an impressive market edge, why are so many... Read more

Artbound: Valley Days & the Actors Fund Partners

Arts for LA presents reFRAME, a series of first-person explorations of projects, places, and principles that demonstrate the ways arts and culture are building the future of Los Angeles. Each installment in this series showcases ways in which arts, culture, and arts education can be employed as tools to address issues facing Angelenos in all aspects of our lives and ultimately contribute to a higher quality of life for all residents.

By... Read more

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