Civic Engagement

Los Angeles County requires an informed, engaged, and involved society able to participate in their community and in their government. Participation in the arts is a crucial catalyst in fostering engaged residents, developing opportunities for public debate, volunteerism, and lifelong learning. Arts organizations and arts supporters play a critical role in advancing the arts in the region.


The  ArtsVote  Campaign is  a  multi-strategy campaign  designed to  engage  residents,  provide  opportunities  for  public  discourse,  bolster volunteerism, and provide avenues for arts organizations to show their #ArtsVote power.

We achieve this through:

  • Arts and Culture Candidate Surveys
  • Arts and Cultural Candidate Forums
  • Arts and Cultural Polling Places: Registering polling places, poll worker training
  • Organization Training: H-Election, Non-profit electoral rights
  • Legislation Tracking
  • Get Out The Vote promotion
Partners include the LA County Registrar & Recorders Office, League of Women Voters,  United Way, and promotional partners for surveys. 
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Vote Center Placement Project

Arts for LA is working with the LA County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk's Office to help identify potential Vote Centers by Election Day 2020.

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Voter Registration

Californians with a social security number and a valid California driver's license or California-issued identification card may complete registration online at the California Secretary of State's website.

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Non-Profit Polling Places

Making arts and cultural spaces polling places across LA County

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Arts Delegates 2018

Materials and resources for Arts Delegates meeting with LA City Council District Offices on ArtsDay 2018.

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Candidate Surveys

Arts for LA conducts Arts and Culture Candidate Surveys of all candidates seeking office in any of LA County’s 88 cities and 81 school districts.

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Our work as advocates takes place not only locally, but also at the state and federal levels. For 2015-16, we are tracking the following bills and legislation.

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