LA City Council Hearing on Barnsdall Removal from RFP

Wed, 02/09/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

On Tuesday, February 15th, the LA City Council will hear the motion regarding the removal of the four Barnsdall Art Park facilities from the list of proposed city run facilities to be transitioned to public -private partnerships. City Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Tom LaBonge recently introduced this motion proposing the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) to remove Barnsdall Art Park from the RFP list and for a report by the City Administrative Officer of the funding needed to continue operating Barnsdall as a City-owned facility. To view the scheduled meeting’s full agenda in PDF format, please click here.

There are six cultural art facilities remaining on the RFP list proposed for transition to public-private parnternships. To receive notifications each time there is movement on this particular issue, please visit the LA City Clerk Connect site and subscribe to Council File 10-0773-S1.

To hear updates on these issues as soon they are posted, please subscribe to the City Council file on the issue by clicking here and searching for 10-0773. Click on the envelope icon to receive email alerts whenever this issue is scheduled to come before committee or additional information is made available.

Arts for LA also invites you to submit first-person blogs about this important issue on cultural facilities. Please click here.

For history on this issue, please visit

Photo: Barnsdall Art Park by flickr user ijp01.

Barnsdall Art Park Crucial Vote Feb. 15 - Open Salon post

Thank you for posting this important news about the upcoming City Hall vote to remove Barnsdall from the RFP list. I also posted on my Open Salon blog with some background, history, photos and, of course, my supportive views at

Thre is a War on Art going on. It goes hand-in-hand with the War on the Poor. Thus trying to prove my Uncle Willard right when he warned me that if I had a message to convey, "Send it Western Union" and forget art.We must fight ignorance. We must fight poverty. We must leave room in our society for original thoughts and messages that make us see with new eyes. Keep public arts centers public.


Marlan Warren