Named in honor of Laura Zucker on the occasion of her retirement from her 25-year tenure as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Laura Zucker Fellowship for Policy and Research is the first ever fellowship for individuals to effect change at the regional level focused on arts and cultural policy development, reform and implementation in Los Angeles County and the accompanying research necessary to inform such policies.
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About the Fellowship
The purpose, history, benefits, guidelines and eligibility, and expectations of the Laura Zucker Fellowship for Policy and Research.
A Message from Laura
Meet Laura Zucker, the visionary leader, advocate, and self-proclaimed "cultural policy wonk" whose decades-long commitment to the arts and cultural sector of Los Angeles inspired the Fellowship.
Meet Erika Hirugami, the 2021 Laura Zucker Fellow, and look out for her report on identifying and creating resources and support for undocumented artists living and working in LA. Hear a preview of her research at the 2021 State of the Arts Summit.
Meet Nahal Jalali, the 2020 Laura Zucker Fellow, and look out for her report on integrating artists as innovators within government. Hear a preview of her research at the 2020 State of the Arts Summit.
Meet Allison Agsten, the 2019 Laura Zucker Fellow, and look out for her report on affordable spaces for artists and arts organizations which will be published on November 1st.
Meet Addy Gonzalez Renteria, the inaugural Laura Zucker Fellow, and read her report on the preservation of arts & cultural resources through planning mechanisms.