August 2009 - ED Update


Danielle Brazell.  Photo credit: Mitch Maher


Action Center in Beta Testing

Danielle BrazellOver the past several months, Arts for LA has been building an online advocacy action center that will serve as the critical infrastructure that our sector needs to effectively connect stakeholders with local policy makers. I'm pleased to report that the project is now in beta testing and we anticipate a full launch in the next few weeks.

Advocacy Day Recap!

Arts Advocacy DayOnce again, Americans for the Arts' Advocacy Day was a resounding success. Advocates from across the country made the trip to our nation's capital to visit with our federal legislators and advocate for arts and arts education legislation. The two-day whirlwind included an inspiring Nancy Hanks lecture with jazz great Winston Marsalis and the Congressional Arts Breakfast, which featured remarks by key legislators as well as artists Linda Ronstadt and Josh Grobin.

Report Out! Bergamot Station on Bergamot Station

Bergamot Station Report-Out


Voice Your Support for Bergamot Station


Bergamont Station

SMMUSD School Board Upholds District's Core Values



Keeping the Focus

With the financial crisis continuing its ripple effect, Arts for LA is working at both the tactical short-term as well as long-term advocacy strategy to inform and mobilize arts advocates throughout the region.

Santa Monica - Malibu School District


Santa Monica Malibu

LAUSD ACPN Urgent Action Alert - Continue to Act


Arts Education

Senate Approves Economic Stimulus Package


President Obama The arts won a major battle last Thursday when the Senate approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.. The bill included $50 million to the National Endowment for the Arts.