And So It Begins (Ho Ho Advocacy Season)

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell previews Advocacy Season, when planning and funding decisions are made at all levels of government.





Experiential Advocacy: Creating Arts Advocates through Dance




Abe Flores blogs on using the arts to build public value and generate public will for arts in school.







Arts & Business in a Rural Community

Lauri Sturdivant, Executive Director of Siskiyou Arts Council





Guest blogger Lauri Sturdivant describes how a rural California county developed a successful arts & business partnership.





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




The People in Your Neighborhood

Cindy Marie Jenkins




Cindy Marie Jenkins blogs on how artists, arts organizations and neighborhood councils are working together to impact communities.





Making the Arts Personal

 Sandy Seufert, blogger for Arts for LA



Sandy Seufert, Manager of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development for The Music Center, blogs on the importance of continuing to practice your art.





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.

Don't Forget the Follow-Up

Camille Schenkkan, arts manager with Arts for LA and Circle X Theatre Co.




Great interview?  Awesome coffee date with a colleague?  Don't forget the most important step.




Finding Arts Education On Your Own

Juana Esquivel, Journalism Intern with Arts for LA




Juana Esquivel, Arts for LA's Communications Intern, offers her perspective on how to make the most of limited arts education resources in a poverty-stricken public school.



How Data Supports Advocacy

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogged for Otis College of Art & Design's Creative Economy Report.

View its original post and other commentary by clicking here.