K.C. Buller

KC joins the Arts for LA team from Seattle, Washington, where she recently finished her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. KC has always been passionate about theater arts - from performing to stage management to design - but is even more excited to begin advocating for all art forms and artists. While she defines her own art form as "arts facilitation," that is, arts administration and artist support, KC's academic and theatrical background have prepared her most for this role within Arts for LA and her larger art form of supporting all things art.

Prior to her work and education in Seattle, KC attended the University of California Santa Barbara, where she codified her artistic passions by stage managing and serving as a community relations intern for the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance, while earning her degree in Communication. In her spare time, KC can be found consuming as much art as possible - finding new music and movies, going to shows, and exploring Los Angeles.


  • published Arts Month 2022 in Arts Day 2022-03-31 15:48:08 -0700

    Arts Month 2022

    TAKE ACTION for #ArtsMonth! 

    Join us in weekly advocacy efforts and make sure the voices of creative communities are heard at all levels of government!


    All subject to change! Check back regularly to ensure you are taking the most up to date actions.

    Check out our #ArtsMonth Social Media Toolkit (with graphics, captions, and take action links) and help us spread the word!

    Also, be sure to check out the incredible month of programming and action from Californians for the Arts celebrating Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.

    Lastly, the LA County Department of Arts & Culture has put together a beautiful collection of graphics and art work to celebrate April as #ArtsMonth.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

           

    1)  

    WEEKLY ACTION ALERT! 

    Call on LA County Supervisors to INCREASE PUBLIC FUNDING FOR THE ARTS!

     

     


    1-2 minutes

    2) 

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

    for a just and sustainable arts & culture sector!

    Become a member of Arts for LA and support arts advocacy.


    3-5 minutes

    3) 

     

     

     

    GO EXPERIENCE SOME ART!

    4) 

    WEEKLY ACTION ALERT! 

    Call on LA County Supervisors to INCREASE PUBLIC FUNDING FOR THE ARTS!

     

     

     


    1-2 minutes

    5) 

    CELEBRATE #ArtsMonth!

    Thank the LA County Supervisors for Proclaiming April as Arts Month and encourage them to increase arts funding!



    3-4 minutes

    6) 

    FLAUNT IT, FOLKS! 

    Put on your Arts Advocacy gear, take a pic, and use the tags #Arts4LA #ArtsMonth!


    Check out our Instagram for inspiration!



    3-5 minutes

     

    7) 

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

    for a just and sustainable arts & culture sector!

     

    Become a member of Arts for LA and support arts advocacy.

     

    3-5 minutes

    8) 

    BUILD STATEWIDE POWER FOR CA ARTS & CULTURE!

    Join CA for the Arts’ for their ACCM 2022 Webinar Series: The Arts Work to Build Community Prosperity & Resilience.



    Register + info here!

    9) 

     

    Enjoy a playlist curated by Arts for LA staff, featuring LA-based artists.

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    SERIOUSLY, GO EXPERIENCE SOME ART!

     

    11) 

    WEEKLY ACTION ALERT! 

     Call on CA State Reps to support performing arts organizations!

     

     

     


    1-2 minutes

    12) 

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

    for a just and sustainable arts & culture sector!

    Become a member of Arts for LA and support arts advocacy.

     

     

    3-5 minutes

    13) 

    GET THE FACTS!

     

    The Otis College Report on the Creative Economy launches today! Attend the launch and download the report.

     

     

    Register + info here!

    14) 

    HELP BUILD A SHARED RESOURCE HUB for Performing Arts Organizations.

    Answer these short questions and learn from other arts presenters navigating new public health protocols.


    5 minutes

    15) 

    BUILD STATEWIDE POWER FOR CA ARTS & CULTURE!

    Join CA for the Arts’ for their ACCM 2022 Webinar Series: The Arts Work to Advance Social Justice & Racial Equity.
    Moderated by Gustavo Herrera


    Register + info here!

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    Text a haiku to someone you haven’t connected with in a while.

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    Do it! GO EXPERIENCE SOME ART!

     

     

    18) 

    WEEKLY ACTION ALERT! 

     Call on CA State Reps to increase funding for the arts & culture sector!

     

     


    1-2 minutes

    19) 

    PLAN TO WIN: Affordable Space

    Learn more about Arts for LA’s plan to address the impact of the affordability crisis on the arts & culture sector.



    Learn more on page 11!
    3 - 5 minutes

    20) 

    PLAN TO WIN: Education Equity & the Arts

    Learn more about Arts for LA’s plan to ensure every student can access the arts education that is their right.


    Learn more on page 12!
    3 - 5 minutes

    21) 

    Calling all emerging arts leaders! 

    Join the Emerging Arts Leaders cohort for their first networking event: Build Your Community.


    RSVP here!

    22) 

    BUILD STATEWIDE POWER FOR CA ARTS & CULTURE!

    Join CA for the Arts’ for their ACCM 2022 Webinar Series: The Arts Work to Create Jobs.


    Register + info here!

    23) 

    PLAN TO WIN: Creative Jobs

    Learn more about Arts for LA’s plan to help build a more diverse, equitable creative workforce.




    Learn more on page 10!
    3 - 5 minutes

    24) 

    PLAN TO WIN: Resources & Capital

    Learn more about Arts for LA’s plan to ensure our sector has the resources it needs to thrive.




    Learn more on page 13!
    3 - 5 minutes

    25) 

    WEEKLY ACTION ALERT! 

    Urge LA City leaders to increase public investment in the arts & culture communities that keep make our city the creative capital of the world.


    1-2 minutes

    26) 

    FLAUNT IT, FOLKS! 

    Put on your Arts Advocacy gear, take a pic, and use the tags #Arts4LA #ArtsMonth!

     

     

     


    3-5 minutes

    27) 

    HONOR NATIVE LAND

     Check out this resource to learn more about the land on which you live, work, and create.

     

     

     

    5 minutes

    28) 

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT 

    for a just and sustainable arts & culture sector!

    Become a member of Arts for LA and support arts advocacy.

     


    3-5 minutes

    29) 

    BUILD STATEWIDE POWER FOR CA ARTS & CULTURE!

    Join CA for the Arts’ for their ACCM 2022 Webinar Series: The Arts Work to Heal.

     

     

    Register + info here!

     

     

    30)

    WE MADE IT! 

    Breathe deeply.

     

     

     

     


  • ACTIVATE Protege

    ACTIVATE: Protege is a mentorship program that pairs up-and-coming arts leaders with industry professionals. Learn more, meet our mentors, and apply today!

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    ACTIVATE: Protege is a mentorship program that pairs up-and-coming arts leaders with industry professionals. Formally a program of Emerging Arts Leaders, Protege now has a new home at Arts for LA! 

    The idea for Protege emerged in 2007 during a convening for arts professionals—in association with Americans for the Arts—when the issue of mentorship was discussed and deemed essential for the advancement of future arts leaders in the greater Los Angeles arts community. Since its inception, Protege has connected approximately 140 participants.

    Program Overview

    Protege is a 7-month program (April - October 2022) where selected mentors and mentees meet regularly to discuss mutually agreed upon topics with an emphasis on the mentee’s areas of interest and desired professional growth. Participants receive personalized and invaluable professional development opportunities aimed to enrich the careers of both mentee and mentor.

    Additionally, the program includes monthly cohort sessions exclusive to the mentees. These meetings are a way for the mentee cohort to create a community of peers, discuss relevant topics in leadership and the arts, and gain exclusive opportunities to speak with and learn from various arts leaders. 

    Protege mentorship components are self-administered by its participants with guidance from program leads, while Mentee Cohort Sessions are led by members of the ACTIVATE: Emerging Arts Leaders program. The process of building relationships and idea-sharing hopes to ignite new, innovative ways to approach leadership growth within the arts community.

     

     

    Questions? Email: [email protected]

    Applications for Protege 2022 have closed - please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated for 2023!


  • published Grant Writer in Job Listings 2022-02-15 09:43:10 -0800

    Grant Writer

    Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA)

    Los Angeles, CA

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  • published Sponsorship Consultant in Job Listings 2022-02-15 09:40:57 -0800

    Sponsorship Consultant

    Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA)

    Los Angeles, CA

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  • published January 2022 Newsletter in Newsroom 2022-02-07 10:57:28 -0800

    January 2022 Newsletter

    Read about upcoming events and advocacy actions you can take today. 

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  • published Delegates Cohort 2022 in ACTIVATE Fellow Directory 2022-01-27 10:13:33 -0800

  • ACTIVATE Emerging Arts Leaders

    Read about our latest collaboration with Emerging Arts Leaders!

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    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    In collaboration with Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, we have created a NEW leadership development program that brings together both organizations’ shared goal to prepare, educate, and inspire the next generation of arts leaders across the region, expand the field’s definition of arts advocacy and ensure it is considered an essential skill for any arts leader. The mission of EAL is to support a diverse, equitable creative workforce through professional development opportunities. 

    From February–October 2022, this cohort will meet monthly to:

    • Gain hands-on learning opportunities in Community Engagement and Program Management
    • Collaborate and design learning and networking opportunities for the wider Arts for LA community. 
    • Build upon EAL/LA’s existing mentorship program, Protege
    • Expand their own networks through engagement with LA arts leaders.

    To better provide this hands-on experience, each participant has self selected into one of two committees. These committees were created based on the expressed interest of the larger Arts for LA community that want more opportunities to gather/network and an opportunity to connect with arts leaders via a mentorship program.

     

    Please join us in welcoming the inaugural
    ACTIVATE Emerging Arts Leaders cohort!

    Anne Marie Acosta

    Christine Zheng

    Jamie Costa

    Jessica Coreas

    Jocelyn Ayala

    Krystal Monique Ramírez

    Melba Martinez

    Miranda Ynez

    Socks Whitmore

    To learn more about our participants, click here to read their bios.



  • Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles is now a part of Arts for LA!

    Embrace collaboration! We are thrilled to announce this partnership with sustainability at its heart. 

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  • published Director of Operations in Job Listings 2022-01-21 10:05:05 -0800

    Director of Operations

    Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA

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  • published Delegates Cohort 2021 in ACTIVATE Fellow Directory 2022-01-06 14:48:46 -0800

  • published Delegates Cohort 2020 in ACTIVATE Fellow Directory 2022-01-06 14:17:12 -0800

  • Support our Advocacy, Become a Member Today!

    It has been a remarkable year for the arts in Los Angeles - in more ways than one! Become a dedicated arts advocate and join Arts for LA's membership, today. 

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  • published Donate to support LA Arts in Support 2021-12-01 15:31:51 -0800

    Donate to Support LA Arts

    Make a Difference. Support the Arts!

    We advocate for policies that value the arts and artists, and that promote a thriving Los Angeles region. Arts for LA represents the politics of arts, strengthening grassroots leadership and leaders, and ensuring that your interests are part of all policy discussions that affect our communities, neighborhoods, artists, and the arts sector. We are the regions only unified voice for the arts, and we build and contribute to coalitions working to protect and promote creative career pathways, equitable arts education, arts funding, and affordable spaces for artists and arts organizations. 

    When you donate at the $35 level and above, you become an individual member of Arts for LA. Click here to learn more about membership!

    Your donation helps us to keep you informed, activated, and ready to be mobilized to stem the tide of whatever is to come. As our region continues to re-open and rebuild, we will not stop fighting for you, on the frontline of both arts issues and social issues that can be transformed by the arts. We need your support at this crucial moment.

    If you would rather donate via mail, please send a check (payable to Arts for LA) to Gustavo Herrera, Arts for LA, PO Box 4099, West Covina, CA 91791.

    All donations made to Arts for LA are tax deductible. Arts for LA Tax-ID Number: 20-2797313.

    Donate

  • published CA SB 628 (Allen) Signed into Law! in Newsroom 2021-11-30 14:20:22 -0800

    CA SB 628 (Allen) Signed into Law!

    Co-sponsored by Arts for LA and California Arts Advocates, SB 628 (Allen) was signed into law by Governor Newsom.

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  • donated 2021-11-23 14:42:01 -0800

    Donate

    Every dollar you contribute is an investment in the arts and culture ecology of Los Angeles County. Now is the time to renew your membership to Arts for LA, and renew your commitment to arts access in Los Angeles!

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    Do your part.
    Support the Arts!

    We advocate for policies that value the arts and artists, and that promote a thriving Los Angeles region. Arts for LA represents the politics of arts, strengthening grassroots leadership and leaders, and ensuring that your interests are part of all policy discussions that affect our communities, neighborhoods, artists, and the arts sector. We are the regions only unified voice for the arts, and we build and contribute to coalitions working to protect and promote creative career pathways, equitable arts education, arts funding, and affordable spaces for artists and arts organizations. 

    Your donation helps us to keep you informed, activated, and ready to be mobilized to stem the tide of whatever is to come. As our region continues to re-open and rebuild, we will not stop fighting for you, on the frontline of both arts issues and social issues that can be transformed by the arts. We need your support at this crucial moment.

    If you would rather donate via mail, please send a check (payable to Arts for LA) to Gustavo Herrera, Arts for LA, PO Box 4099, West Covina, CA 91791.

    All donations made to Arts for LA are tax deductible. Arts for LA Tax-ID Number: 20-2797313.

    Donate

  • published November 2021 eNews Updates in Newsroom 2021-11-22 17:02:14 -0800

    November 2021 eNews Updates

    Updates on your arts advocacy, upcoming events, job highlights, and more!

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  • published Innovators Cohort 2020 in ACTIVATE Fellow Directory 2021-11-18 15:56:48 -0800

    Innovators 2020

    Meet our 2020 Innovators Cohort and learn more about their projects.

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    Meet our ACTIVATE Innovators 2020 Cohort

     

    Monica Harte, Managing Director of The Actors’ Gang in Culver City, is an accomplished artist and arts administrator. In New York, she was noted for her unique approach to the presentation of operatic repertoire. As co-founder and general director of Remarkable Theater Brigade (RTB) for fourteen years, she launched the highly successful annual production of Opera Shorts at Carnegie Hall. As interim general director of the Nevada Opera Association, she applied her unique & innovative approach to operatic repertoire winning the company world-wide attention and renewed acclaim with an anime version of Madame Butterfly.  As producer, director, soprano and voice teacher, Harte's career has taken her across North America and Europe. Author of theatrical works and academic articles, Monica’s current projects explore the implications of the arts in educational arenas catering to marginalized youth. Monica holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate Center in New York City.

    Project Description: A toolkit for artists and arts organizations to simplify the process of finding funding.

    How To Support: If you are an advocate for arts education, please make sure this Arts Funding Toolkit is on your website. 

     

    Eric V. Ibarra is a social entrepreneur and a visionary leader who brings greater resources to nonprofit and for-profit social impact spaces by centering the voices of the youth in community-based programs and collaborations. His passion for supporting youth of color to be self-empowered moved him to found Las Fotos Project, a photography mentoring organization inspiring teenage girls to use cameras to advocate for gender, racial, and social justice. He expanded this work to create pathways to life-long economic success by opening access to the creative economy in Los Angeles through paid arts and culture work-learning opportunities for those aged 16-24.  He believes in a future industry that reaches new heights through the creativity of black and brown youth and is committed to creating a collective impact model for transformation and systems change to improve the lives of young people and create systems of care for them and their families.

    Project DescriptionThe Creative Career Pathways Social Enterprise Lab is a 10-week program supporting youth-serving nonprofits organization in the development and launch of their own social enterprise program model.

    How To Support: To learn more about the Creative Career Pathways Social Enterprise Lab please email [email protected].

     

    Cobi Krieger is a research consultant focused on diversity and equity in the creative workforce. Krieger is also a project manager who works with artists and arts organizations to produce meaningful experiences. Through partnerships with leading members in the arts community, Krieger seeks to extend the benefits of the arts to those who seek them. By creating innovative research about barriers in the arts and by conceiving art-based content and events for the public, Krieger’s goal is to make the arts inclusive. Since relocating to LA in the summer of 2018, Krieger has worked directly with the LA County Department of Arts and Culture, ForYourArt, and Frieze LA. Krieger holds an MA in Arts Management from the Center for Business and Management of the Arts at CGU (formerly known as Sotheby’s Institute of Art), a BA in Art History and a BA in accounting from Tel Aviv University.

    Project Description: Diversity and Entry Level Wages in the Arts Workforce: the Problem and the Potential in Solving It. 

    How to Support: Cobi seeks partners and funders for new research about improving diversity in the arts workforce by raising entry level wages to living wages in LA County. Email: [email protected]

     

    Andrea Lofthouse Quesada is a transdisciplinary artist and educator based in Alhambra. Working the intersections of civic engagement, land use, culture and the environment, she's been active in the SGV since 2015. Andrea ran for City Council under the slogan “Find Your Power” and recently worked as a Planning Commissioner. Equal parts visionary and cheerleader, she leverages her background in cross cultural work, design thinking, language, and facilitation. Her work embraces the affective and cognitive realms for transformative social change. Diverse communities have uplifted her environmental justice organizers in Oakland and nature conservationists in China to her work at the New York Botanic Garden and Art Center College of Design. Andrea currently teaches Environmental Science at Alhambra High School. Her personal art practice focuses on healing and power. She holds advanced degrees in Education and Scientific Illustration. Her undergraduate degree is from UC Berkeley.

    Project Description: My project serves as a model for strengthening the cultural infrastructure of the West San Gabriel Valley through cultural asset mapping and the creation of an Arts + Culture Master Plan for the City of Alhambra.

    How to Support: To make good on the promise of a thriving multiethnic region, I'm looking for a fiscal sponsor to house this project and a circle of advocates to carry this through to adoption at the city level. Please contact me via email: [email protected]

     

     

    Sheila Reamer is an educator, passionate about teaching and music. She has had the privilege of uniting the two disciplines through her work as an elementary teacher, ELA resource coach, and vocal music teacher in Torrance Unified School District. Her most enjoyable work in the arts occurs every Sunday as she shares her love of music at Immanuel Baptist Church, playing the piano. Using her foundation of education from USC and true learning gained from her students, she is continuing her effort in seeking equity education for diverse student populations and opportunity in the arts to enrich the educational experience for all learners. 

    Project Description: The mission of The Equity in the Arts Project  is to create a  PTA Endowment that provides equal funding and shared experiences from community based arts organizations for all students in the arts across Torrance Unified School District.

    How to Support: Contact me to support this effort! Email: [email protected]

     

    Miranda Wright founded Los Angeles Performance Practice in 2010, and the LAX Festival in 2013. Miranda comes from a theater background, and works as an independent producer and performance curator. She has worked with Center Theatre Group, Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA, and CalArts Center for New Performance, among others, on special projects and initiatives, including a research initiative with neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists led by Kristy Edmunds and Sam Miller. She is the 2014 recipient of Center Theatre Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award, and in 2015, was awarded a Cultural Exchange International Fellowship through the City of Los Angeles and the British Council to work with ArtsAdmin in London, and in 2016 she was the Curatorial Artist in Residence at CAP UCLA. Miranda holds a certificate from the Institute for Curatorial Practice In Performance at Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Producing from California Institute of the Arts.

    Project Description: Los Angeles Performance Practice is conducting a comparative study on the funding ecologies and resources available to local independent artists working in performance in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. 

    How to Support: If you would like to offer insight, learn more about what we're finding, or help us create a new fund for generative artists, please reach out to us at [email protected].

     

     

     

    Rich Johnson is an arts producer, musician, sound designer & teaching artist with a passion for applying the arts as a tool to build communities. Rich co-founded Centrifuge Arts in 2015 and currently works at LA Commons and the American Youth Symphony in administrative roles. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Justus Jones is a Los Angeles native, teaching artist and aspiring rapper. He graduated from New Earth Youth Build in 2016 and soon after began teaching poetry to formerly incarcerated youth. As an artist and rapper, Justus loves to tell the real and uncut in his music. He has facilitated poetry and creative writing workshops with system-impacted youth in South Central LA and countywide. Justus is currently working to support the reentry and youth leadership programming at Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network. He has participated and performed at various events throughout the country including Create Justice, the LA County Youth Diversion Summit and the Youth Power Summit where he engaged with legislators and advocated for statewide youth justice bills. Justus continues to work with formerly incarcerated youth with the intention of creating space for them to know they are not alone in the traumas they experience.

     

     

     

     

    Maricela Martinez is an immigrant mariachi artist by family tradition.I am the general director, lead trumpet player, and singer of Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas. I am using my profession to preserve and safeguard the mariachi culture and traditions, to advocate and organize this community for its own enrichment. 

     


  • published October 2021 eNews Updates in Newsroom 2021-10-27 13:29:34 -0700

    October 2021 eNews Updates

    Read for updates from the 2021 State of the Arts Summit, updates on your advocacy, and tons of exciting upcoming events. 

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