Advocacy: Proactive, Reactive and Always Present

Advocates in Los Angeles City Hall



What can a network of 20,000 civically engaged people do to change the way the arts and arts education is valued, supported and made accessible to all in a county of 10 million? 




All Schools Should Be Great Schools

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 




Abe Flores blogs on the need for collaboration to achieve equitable, quality education.







Tax Policies & Regulations

Derrick Everett



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 Advocacy Day: April 16-17, 2012

Arts Advocacy Day: April 16-17, 2012

Mon, 11/14/2011 (All day)

California advocates at Arts Advocacy Day 2011From national partner Americans for the Arts: As Congress focuses on creating jobs and reducing the federal deficit, the arts are being threatened. It is imperative that arts advocates come together through events like Arts Advocacy Day to help educate members of Congress about the role the arts play in spurring economic growth and job creation.

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.



(UPDATED) Pomona Public Art Ordinances Pass

(UPDATED) Pomona Public Art Ordinances Pass

Wed, 11/09/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

On Monday, November 7, 2011, two Public Art ordinances went before the Pomona City Council and passed on a vote of 5 to 2. The first ordinance establishes a public art requirement for private developers and the second establishes guidelines for art in public places.

Arts Education Advocacy Initiative Expanding to 7 new Communities




Abe Flores blogs on his strategy for increasing support and access to Arts Education through Arts for LA's Team Initiative.






What Can I Do Today as an Arts Advocate?

What Can I Do Today as an Arts Advocate?

Strategies for Proactive Advocacy

By Camille Schenkkan


Advocates in action with Arts for LAIn reactive advocacy, an issue arises, organizations like Arts for LA go into high gear, the community mobilizes, and a decision is made that either resolves or aggravates the concern.  In this model, we’re essentially waiting for the axe to fall so we can take action.