Arts Education Rapid Response Network


Arts for LA is dedicated to the movement in ensuring an equitable arts education for every student in Los Angeles County. Below you will find a number of resources, tools, and ways to get involved in the movement. This page is updated regularly, so check back often!

This student-led initiative calls on local decision makers and elected officials to do everything in their power to ensure no student is denied the arts education that is their right.

Sign the open letter and make your voice heard.

Email Arts for LA's Director of Organizing, Cordelia Istel ([email protected]), for more info.




The movement for arts education requires various strategies and multi-pronged efforts. Arts for LA hosts regular 1-2 minute actions in support of arts education across LA County. Wherever you are located, you can take action in support of equitable arts education.

Click below to take the latest action! 




 The movement for an equitable arts education for every student across Los Angeles County often requires quick responses to urgent issues that arise within individual districts across the county. If you are navigating an arts education emergency, Arts for LA is here to help! Get in touch with us and we will support your advocacy response to any specific situation arising in your district. 

Fill out the form below to contact us, and we will be in touch ASAP!



The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.

Check out the suite of resources from the California Alliance for Arts Education

Local Advocacy Toolkit

PTA Resource Page

Create CA Video to Send to Leaders: Let Your Leaders Know

5 Examples of Arts Education in District LCAPs

Also, the ACLU SoCal developed a great LCAP advocacy toolkit, take a look!

With 78 school districts across Los Angeles County, and over 1,400,000 students, many communities are at various stages in their equitable arts education advocacy. If you are looking for more general advocacy tools and resources to help support your school and district, our partners at CreateCA have an incredible slate of advocacy tools, ready-made social media posts, and more. Click below to see what resources they have. 





Arts for LA's Director of Organizing, Cordelia Istel prepared a quick training that will give you tips and info about how to provide effective public comment is support of arts education.

Are you a student looking to give public comment at your school district's next board meeting? Check out this great example from our incredible student advocate, Natalie. 


Arts for LA wants to help! If you have specific questions, or are needing other resources, let us know.

Tell us what you need using this form