LA's Draft Mural Ordinance

Tanner Blackman




Tanner Blackman on L.A.’s Draft Mural Ordinance

One of the ordinance's authors writes on why artists should support a time/place/manner approach to permitting murals and advocate for more.





District-Wide Fundraising in Santa Monica-Malibu

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Dr. Lisa Golden Balfus



A New Era and Amazing Opportunity

by Lisa Golden Balfus




If You're Reading This...

 Tom Tresser blogs for Arts for LA


(1) You’re a Leader, and (2) Run!


Educator, organizer and activist Thomas Tresser wants you-- yes, you-- to consider running for office in 2012.




Got creativity? 

If you’re reading this, no doubt you do.

Raising Money from Individual Donors

Jerry Yoshitomi, Arts Consultant




Consultant Jerry Yoshitomi blogs on innovative strategies for cultivating individual donors for arts & cultural organizations.





Guest Blog: "Super Committee" Member Congressman Becerra and the Arts

Ben Donenberg



Ben Donenberg, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, attended an informal event with Congressman Xavier Becerra, who sits on the influential "Super Committee," the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction. Donenberg took the opportunity to ask about Becerra's commitment to arts and culture. 

The Civic Engagement Strategy

Kenton Haleem, Executive Director of Burbank Arts for All: An Education Foundation



Voter Registration for Arts Organizations

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of California Participation Project


Leading the Charge: Voter Registration for Nonprofits

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of the California Participation Project blogs on how nonprofits can promote civic engagement in their communities



Artists and Uncertainty

Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, blogs for Arts for LA



It Takes a Village

Jay McAdams, 24th St. Theatre



Jay McAdams on why he recently provided public testimony at City Hall in support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.




Arts Wonk

Rebecca Nath, Emerging Arts Leader




Rebecca Nath, Programming Chair for the Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, blogs on her trip to Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day 2011.