2015 Spring Candidate Forums


We encourage you to attend a candidate forum in your community! City and school district leadership is critical to ensuring a that arts, culture, and arts education are accessible to all in Los Angeles County. Let's be sure to keep the arts front of mind for these candidates. 

LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

LA City Council District 6 Special Election Scheduled for July 23

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:59am
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Photo: LA District 6Arts advocates in LA’s District 6 are encouraged to vote on July 23 in the run-off race between former LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez and former State Assemblymember Cindy Montañez.  

District 6 includes the neighborhoods of Lake Balboa and Panorama City and portions of Sun Valley, Arleta, North Hills East, and Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.

Spring 2012 Candidate Surveys: Long Beach City College Trustees

Both candidates are seeking election to the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees. Long Beach City College

Click here to return to the Spring 2012 Survey main page.

Click a name below to view responses from candidates running for Long Beach City College Board of Trustees. 

If You're Reading This...

 Tom Tresser blogs for Arts for LA


(1) You’re a Leader, and (2) Run!


Educator, organizer and activist Thomas Tresser wants you-- yes, you-- to consider running for office in 2012.




Got creativity? 

If you’re reading this, no doubt you do.

Fall 2011 Candidate Surveys

Fall 2011 Candidate Surveys

Tue, 09/13/2011 (All day)

VoteArts for LA is surveying candidates in 36 school board elections and the City of Los Angeles Council District 15 prior to the November 8th local elections.  All candidates have been contacted and encouraged to complete a brief survey.  Results will be posted at ArtsforLA.org/fall2011surveys as they are submitted.  Candidate surveys provide an opportunity for candidate

Guest Blog: "Super Committee" Member Congressman Becerra and the Arts

Ben Donenberg



Ben Donenberg, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, attended an informal event with Congressman Xavier Becerra, who sits on the influential "Super Committee," the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction. Donenberg took the opportunity to ask about Becerra's commitment to arts and culture. 

LA City Council Restores CRA/LA to Full Operations

LA City Council Restores CRA/LA to Full Operations

Thu, 08/11/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los AngelesThe Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of LA has been restored to full operation by a 13-0 Los Angeles City Council vote.  Two state bills approved this June called for dissolution of California's 400 redevelopment agencies, unless cities or counties vote to reinstate their agency and pay a pro-rated share of $1.7 billion, to be used to help balance t

Voter Registration for Arts Organizations

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of California Participation Project


Leading the Charge: Voter Registration for Nonprofits

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of the California Participation Project blogs on how nonprofits can promote civic engagement in their communities



California Draft Redistricting Maps Released

California Draft Redistricting Maps Released

Fri, 06/10/2011 (All day)

WeDrawTheLinesThe California Citizens Redistricting Commission has released draft maps for new California legislative districts, available for download at wedrawthelines.ca.gov.  The four maps outline proposed new Congressional, Assembly, State Senate and Board of Equalization

Local Meetings for CA Redistricting Process

Local Meetings for CA Redistricting Process

Tue, 04/12/2011 (All day)

We Draw the Lines California, Re-Districting CommissionThe California Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding a series of Public Input Meeting statewide to gather stakeholders' thoughts on the redistricting process.  Attend a meeting in the LA area from April 27th-30th to provide input into how the Commission will draw the boundaries of your community for representation by elec