To the Editor:
Thank you for the recent pair of articles on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) efforts to restore arts education (“Little Music to their Ears”/ “Only 35 LA public schools get an A in supporting the arts,” Nov 2) and the network of arts organizations providing arts education (“When schools can’t provide arts education, nonprofit groups step in,” Nov 3).
On November 3, 2015, over 66 jurisdictions in Los Angeles County held elections representing 156 seats for the positions of mayor, city council, or school board across the County.
The Oversight Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts is meeting this Friday to focus on "The Visual and Performing Arts: Arts Education Code Compliance"
This year we announced the new Cultural Policy track for ACTIVATE to accompany the Arts Education track we developed last year.
The 2015-16 budgets passed by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the State of California all include good news for arts nonprofits. While there is much work yet to be done, there are many milestones to celebrate with funding for the arts on the rise across the state. The majority of arts funding increases are a result of restorations to cuts we saw during the Great Recession.