How Wirtz Elementary Got Its Murals

Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Wirtz Elementary School Mural Project




How did an elementary school become a canvas for five contemporary artists without costing the district a penny? 

It took some creativity.

Story by Camille Schenkkan for Arts for LA



Communications Central

This page will provide a central hub for resources related to Arts for LA's Communications Strategy for the five pilot Advocacy Teams, 2011/2012.

Files available for download include:

- Principles & Style Guide (AFLA's communications roadmap)

- Advocacy Best Practices (handy one-sheet; we also call it "Advocacy 101")

- Powerpoint presentation on the Communications Strategy, presented 10/17 at the LA Convergence to Pilot Team representatives

Arts Ed Advocates in Action

I have to admit, when we embarked on this process last fall it was hard to imagine that just a few months later, five teams in five school districts would be leading their own advocacy campaigns, and that so many individuals would be taking on leadership and figuring out how they can sustain their arts ed programs and their advocacy efforts into the future.

Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever