Arts Council for Long Beach: Evolution and Progress


Craig Watson


Craig Watson, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach, writes about the evolution of the Long Beach Arts Council and becoming a "change agent" in the community.




Report Out: LAUSD Parent Advocates Meet With Board Member Yolie Flores


Yolie Flores meeting

PTA parent and Arts Ed Advocate Cynthia Willman has authored this Guest Blog outlining her recent meeting with LAUSD board member Yolie Flores organized by a group of parent advocates in LAUSD District 5.

Santa Monica Councilmember Kevin McKeown: Bergamot Station is Safe

Kevin McKeown

Re-Funding the Arts in California



Part of our ongoing guest blog series. Each month, Arts for LA features a blog post from a prominent member of the field to share their thoughts and insights on current trends, advocacy and new legislative opportunities to rally behind.

The New Face of Cultural Infrastructure

Laura Zucker
Los Angeles County is called the creative capital of the world for obvious reasons, and that title is finally taking root in a sustainable way. For the first time in a generation, a significant number of L.A. County's school districts (there are an astonishing 81 of them serving 1.7 million students) are committing to arts education.

Balancing Hope, Realism, and the Many Hats We Wear

Our Guest Blog continues with Mark Slavkin's take on the human impact mid-year budget cuts have on our field and the people who keep the wheels moving forward. Mark Slavkin

Can the Arts Weather the Recession Tsunami?

Laura Zucker
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that historically, a bad economy affects different types of nonprofit organizations in different ways, according to researchers at Indiana University.