One Love: Art and the Global Landscape

Stephanie Kistner blogs for Arts for LA


A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Experience

Stephanie Kistner blogs about local arts & culture during her time in St. Vincent.




"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.





'Tis the Season


Danielle Brazell blogs on what Budget Season 2011 may have in store, and what we can do to be a part of the solution.


Danielle Brazell at City Hall

The Emerging Leader Council: Camille Goes to DC

Emerging Arts Leaders Council



Camille Schenkkan recently attended the Winter Meeting of the National Emerging Leader Council through Americans for the Arts.





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.




Gearing up... Preparing for the Unknown


The other night I had the opportunity to participate in a convening in the 2010 Bravo Forum. A program of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Forum's theme was Empowering Educators as Advocates for Arts Education.

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?