I Have a Problem... a Civic Engagement Problem.

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogged for ARTSblog on her takeaways from the 2011 Americans for the Arts National Convention, and she wants your advice.



Artists and Uncertainty

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



A Most Unusual Advocacy Season

Danielle BrazellThe great recession, as it’s now called, continues to wreak havoc on local government, school districts and our state.  Yet because of our grassroots power, arts and arts education are no longer sacrificed or treated as dessert. Congratulations, advocates-- that’s a success in itself!

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.




VAPA Standards: Friend or Foe?

Sandy Seufert, Manager of Teaching Artist Development, The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County



Sandy Seufert, Manager of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development for The Music Center, blogs on Visual & Performing Arts Standards for Teaching Artists.





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.





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.





A Shout-Out to Emerging Professionals Everywhere

     Gretchen Reyes 



Arts for LA intern Gretchen Reyes blogs on the challenges and rewards of entering the art world. 



Learning English through the Arts




A former English Learner’s Experience

Abe Flores blogs about drama as a tool to learn English.








Unpacking the Advocacy Suitcase