from KCET's Artbound: Philanthropist David Bohnett on the Creative Economy of Southern California

As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County. Despite the depth and breadth of our creative industries, we cannot forget the importance of strengthening Los Angeles' creative core through strategic planning, workforce development, and direct investment by the public and private sectors. With such an impressive market edge, why are so many... Read more

Advocacy Is Leadership

Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogs about how identifying problems isn't enough—leaders must collaborate to create solutions as well.





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Why Being "In the Solution" Matters

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with Arts Advocates




Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogs on how providing a solution can be the most effective advocacy strategy.





Policymakers need to know what you want them to do in order for them to... Read more

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? 


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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.





The good, the bad and the ugly. This blog... Read more