#1 Arts Provider Per Capita

Los Angeles is the #1 arts provider per capita in the United States, but #52 in arts dollars and #259 in government support. It is imperative that we invest in the creative workers who make LA the creative capital of the world. Since late fall of 2020, Arts for LA has held community listening sessions culminating in a need for the development of a Just Economic Recovery Plan for the LA Region’s arts + culture sector.

In 2021, Arts for LA introduced the Creative Jobs Collective Impact Initiative (CJCII). This is a cross-sectoral partnership in Government, Non-profit, Business, K-12, Research, Postsecondary, Higher Education, and Labor sectors.

By 2030, its goals are to:
  • Create parity between the regional population demographics and creative workforce representation;
  • Establish a sector-wide median entry-level wage that is at or above the region’s living wage as determined by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s living wage calculator, and;
  • Create 10,000 new creative sector job placements centering youth and adults from historically underrepresented communities.

Creative Jobs Collective Impact Initiative PDF Deck >

Click below to see our images from the Creative Jobs Collective World Cafe on September 8,th 2023 at NAVEL in downtown LA. Graphic Recording and images courtesy of Jai Ollennu from SketchEffect.