Established in 2012, Arts for LA hosted the first Arts Day as a way to foster dialogue among civic leaders who believed that a vibrant arts and cultural ecology is good for the social, civic and economic vibrancy of the City. Since then, this one-day event has grown to Arts Month, a month-long spotlight in April where Arts for LA creates a dialogue between our arts advocates and elected officials with the goal of advancing access to arts and culture throughout Los Angeles.

Our Arts Month Calendar is filled with programs, events, and weekly advocacy efforts you can take to ensure the voices of creative communities are heard at all levels of government! Our organizational members also have the opportunity to be featured on the calendar each year. Their responses are reflected below. 

Arts Month April, 2024

day to day guide

April 01

Review our Progress Report!

April 02

Action Alert: Send a letter and urge the LA County Board of Supervisors to prioritize an increase for the Organizational Grant Program.

April 03

Attend ACSO’s Webinar “Understanding, Identifying, and Interrupting Microagressions in Orchestra Settings.” 

Apply to the Youth Orchestra Confab by April 25!

April 04

Read about our efforts to elevate the arts and culture sector leading up to and during the LA28 Olympic Games.

April 05

Check out Time Out’s list of April events for more things to do this Arts Month!

April 06

Attend New Filmmakers LA’s April Monthly Film Festival, which features its annual InFocus: Disabilities program, along with April Shorts and a double block of mid-length documentary features.

April 07

Join the Movement!
Contribute to Arts for LA and support arts advocacy! Look out for our weekly Staff Stories to learn more about our personal commitments to a vibrant arts sector.

April 08

Join a virtual discussion with JANM and help plan for the 2024 Civic Season. Register here.

April 09

Arts Day LA

Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting to support our Creative Jobs Collective Impact Initiative report!Or tune in virtually

April 10

What are some of the barriers and wins you’ve experienced as an artist? Weigh In to the conversation on socials. Include the hashtags #Arts4LA #ArtsMonth

April 11

Browse the SMU Data Arts Vibrancy Index.

LA currently ranks #1 in arts providers per capita but #258 in government support.

April 12

Attend East West Players’ production of Kairos, a world premiere play about the power of love during a tectonic shift in society. Now through April 28!

April 13

Spend an evening at The Geffen Playhouse for a hilarious and heartwarming production of Fat Ham, now through April 28! Get tickets here.

April 14

Join the Movement!
Contribute to Arts for LA and support arts advocacy! Look out for our weekly Staff Stories to learn more about our personal commitments to a vibrant arts sector.

April 15

Check out an overview of our Student Organizing survey results and learn how to get involved with arts education!

April 16

Read about community concerns regarding Prop 28 and register for our partner webinar to learn more about how you can “ask for the plan.”

April 17

Advocacy Day in Sacramento

Share your story on socials and tag your rep! Use the tags #Arts4LA #ArtsMonth!

Don’t know who your reps are? Sign up for an AFLA advocate account to find out.

April 18

Arts for LA Releases the 2024 Creative Infrastructure Agenda Action Plan

April 19

Join LA Commons for MacArthur Park: Pico Union Poetry Lives Here. Learn more here.

April 20

Join the City of West Hollywood for a Artist’s Round Table at the West Hollywood Library from 10am – 12pm. Register for free here.

April 21

Join the Movement!
Contribute to Arts for LA and support arts advocacy! Look out for our weekly Staff Stories to learn more about our personal commitments to a vibrant arts sector.

April 22

Watch “Artbound: Arts Education” a documentary series by the LA County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET that explores the value and power of arts education.

April 23

Join us for a Prop 28 Webinar to learn how you can be a part of ensuring students have access to arts education programming and arts educators.

April 24

Arts for LA Webinar: Join us for a review of the Creative Jobs Collective Impact Initiative, our progress, and our Agenda Action Plan.

April 25

Get the Facts: Explore the Department of Arts and Culture’s Needs Assessment which highlights county investments in the arts.

April 26

Art Happens Here premieres TODAY! Join Emmy and Tony award-winning actor, John Lithgow, as he goes back to school to celebrate the transformative power of arts education.

April 27

Enjoy a Queer spin on the Jason Robert Brown classic “Song for A New Word,” produced in partnership with the LGBT Center by Celebration Theatre. Get tickets here.

April 28

Join the Movement!
Contribute to Arts for LA and support arts advocacy! Look out for our weekly Staff Stories to learn more about our personal commitments to a vibrant arts sector.

April 29

Help build an equitable & anti-racist Performing Arts community in Los Angeles with BLKLST, a BIPOC led collective that centers preventative care and accountability.

April 30

Action Alert (Forthcoming)