The DCA Evening Webinar Series for Arts Workers, in partnership with Arts for LA, is an opportunity for the local arts and cultural community to build networks through listening, learning, and exchanging insights. This year, the program comprises six cohorts.

These evening exchanges offer opportunities for attendees to ask questions, share comments or recommendations, and interact at the end of the sessions. If interested, local artists and arts workers are welcome and encouraged to join multiple cohorts throughout the course of the series.

These meetings (starting at or after 6:00 p.m. PST) are virtual and held on regular intervals (monthly or biweekly) to encourage consistent enrollment, continuous participation, and evolving benefits. Please note that all the cohort meetings will be recorded.

Questions? Please contact: info@artsforla.org.


AFLA Cohort

Emerging Media Career Pathways

Dates: January 22nd, February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, May 6th 

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM  

Speakers: Lucia Torres, Eric Ibarra, Mariam Tabatabaee

AFLA Cohort

Performing Arts Leaders

Dates: February 5th, March 4th, April 1st, April 29th, May 20th 

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

Speakers: Camille Schenkkan, Raelle Dorfan, Jade Cagalawan

AFLA Cohort

Entertainment Industry Writers of Color

Dates: February 7th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, May 22nd

Times: 7:00 – 8:30 PM 

Speakers: David Valdez, Jon Wu, Marissa Diaz 

DCA Cohort

Art Therapists Cohort

Dates: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, Addl Date TBA

Times:  7:00 – 8:30 

Speakers: Jessica Edelstein, Nadia Paredes, Sarah Frank Jarvis, Joyce Yip Green

DCA Cohort

Leadership Cohort for Artists with Disabilities

Dates: January 25, February 22, March 28, April 25, May 9,

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM 

Speakers: David Kurs, Greg Shane.

This online learning (listening and chatting) cohort is organized in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability.

Important information: This cohort will include American Sign Language interpreting and real-time captioning throughout the five sessions. We will also have a representative from the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability joining us for each session. For registration assistance or additional support, reach out to mouna.benbouazza@lacity.org. To request a reasonable accommodation in advance, please contact (424) 440-4287 (Voice), dial 7-1-1 for CA Relay, or email mouna.benbouazza@lacity.org at least five business days before the event. We’ll make every effort to accommodate requests with less notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats upon request.

DCA Cohort

Outdoor Festival Producers Cohort

Dates: January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 14 

Times: 7:00 – 8:30 PST

Speakers: Allison Keating, Michael Centeno, Asia One, Oscar Urrutia