Artbound: Valley Days & the Actors Fund Partners

Arts for LA presents reFRAME, a series of first-person explorations of projects, places, and principles that demonstrate the ways arts and culture are building the future of Los Angeles. Each installment in this series showcases ways in which arts, culture, and arts education can be employed as tools to address issues facing Angelenos in all aspects of our lives and ultimately contribute to a higher quality of life for all residents.

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LA Must Vote

This article originally appeared in UCLA IDEA's "Themes in the News"

Are Los Angeles schools unduly influenced by “outside interests”?  How about “inside interests”?  Or maybe, no interest at all?

According to Warren Fletcher, president of United Teachers of Los Angeles, “voters do not need outsiders deciding who is best to sit on the LAUSD Board of Education" (Los Angeles Times). Those... Read more

Learning from Experiments in Arts Innovation

The following blog post by Josephine Ramirez originally appeared on the James Irvine Foundation's blog and is reprinted here by permission.

Staying relevant amid a shifting landscape is an obstacle that’s very familiar in our field: arts organizations are challenged to meet the changing expectations of communities they serve. My predecessors at Irvine responded to that growing... Read more

Guest blog: Talia Gibas of Arts for All on Shared Delivery & Arts Education [excerpt]

This blog was originally published by Createquity and is excerpted with permission.  Read the entire post at Createquity.

Shared delivery does not reflect what I or, based on anecdotal evidence, the majority of people within my age bracket received in terms of arts education. My fifth grade generalist teacher was a woman named Mrs. Gonzalez. I saw her every day, and she... Read more

Quick Facts on California Education: Why We Need a Yes-Yes Vote on Prop 30 and Prop 38

As a parent and an advocate for public education, I am urging you to vote Yes on 30 and Yes on 38 in this very important upcoming election.

Both propositions will direct billions of dollars to schools and make spending of those funds more accountable. They use different mechanisms for similar goals.

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