Arts for LA's Abe Flores To Take on National Role

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 1:07pm

Photo: Abe FloresArts for LA Advocacy Field Manager Abe Flores has accepted a position with Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading arts advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

Abe will serve as the Field Education and Leadership Programs Manager in the Local Arts Advancement Department beginning November 1. He started with Arts for LA in August 2009 and quickly became a vital member of the Arts for LA team. In addition to his primary responsibilities creating advocacy teams throughout Los Angeles County, Abe advanced our organizational thinking about assessing advocacy effectiveness. The development of the local asset maps as well as the Advocacy Team diagnostic tool to assess advocacy capacity at the community level are just two examples of his contribution to Arts for LA. 

"It's been an honor and a pleasure to serve the local arts field here in Los Angeles County.  I'm excited to continue this service at the national level and build on all the great things I've learned here," Abe said.

"Abe has been a valued collaborator and thought partner.  He will be greatly missed," said Danielle Brazell, executive director for Arts for LA.  "His work in Washington, though, will no doubt help advance the field for years to come."

Abe was honored with the 2013 American Express Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts in June in recognition of the important work he has done in Los Angeles County to advance arts education in existing Arts for All school districts.

Please join us in thanking Abe for his amazing service to our region!