Take it On and Make it Yours: An Alternate Track to Advancing Your Career

Claire Knowlton



Claire Knowlton, Executive Director of McGroarty Arts Center, blogs about building a career by building an organization.





"I Am," It Said: The Saving of Public Barnsdall

Marlan Warren guest-blogs for Arts for LA



Guest blogger Marlan Warren talks about her experiences with the Barnsdall Art Park campaign, and what the future might hold for the beloved cultural facilities.





Karen Constine: Creating a Cultural Plan


Natalie Franco: The Power of Photography

Natalie Franco, Photographer


Photographer, LA City Advocacy Team member and teacher Natalie Franco guest blogs on how a youth photography class can change a life. 

Her blog is illustrated with her photographs from one of the youth classes she teaches.




Art and Urban Sustainability

Keisa Davis of Community Build


Keisa Davis, Member of the City of LA Advocacy Team and Administrative & Scholarship Manager for Community Build, guest blogs about art-based interventions, social services and urban sustainability.



Why is Art Important?

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Lynn Robb, Santa Monica Malibu Advocacy Team


Lynn Robb, Co-Chair of the Santa Monica Malibu Arts Advocacy Team, blogs about the importance of inquiry, teaching art, and asking the Big Question.



Why is art important?

Arts Ed and Business

Charles Segars, CEO of OvationTV, guest blogs about the connection between arts education and a healthy business sector.

Why I Advocate for Arts Education in Culver City

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Sara Adelman   


Sara Adelman, Co-Chair of the Culver City Arts Education Advocacy Team and Partner in Vibrant Production Management, guest blogs about why she got involved without a student in the district.




LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer on Arts Education

Steve Zimmer represents Board District 4 on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. 




bang Bang BANG: Letitia Ivins on the APAL Mentorship Program

Letitia Ivins


Letitia Ivins, civic art program associate of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program, blogs about Emerging Arts Leaders/LA's APAL mentorship program.