State of the Arts 2019

November 01, 2019 at 8:30am - 2pm
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
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KC Buller

Will you come?

$105.00 Summit Admission
General Admission into Summit
$89.25 Arts Delegate Individual Members
15% Discount for Arts Delegate individual Arts for LA members
$63.00 Additional Tickets for Organizational Members
40% Discount for organizational members buying additional tickets
$25.00 ACTIVATE Alumni Discount
$25 tickets for alumni of our ACTIVATE Fellowship program

Black and red banner with State of the Arts Logo and date: Nov. 1

Arts for LA is thrilled to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the inaugural State of the Arts Summit

Uniting arts leaders from across the region, this half-day convening gives you a chance to explore and champion solutions to some of the field's most pressing issues. Themed Pathways and Places, we will focus on finding solutions to address: equitable access to education, space, jobs, and funding. 

Your voice and advocacy is vital as we strive to build equity within our creative economy. 

Award-winning LA Times columnist Steve Lopez and California State Senator Ben Allen will headline our welcome address. Together, we'll dive into the issues with the goal of developing a proactive, collective agenda to support the arts in Los Angeles.

The program begins promptly at 9:00am. We encourage attendees to arrive with enough time to park, check-in, enjoy breakfast, and be ready to begin at 9:00am. 

Tickets and Registration Information: 

Member organizations receive a free ticket to this summit. If your organization is a current, contributing member of Arts for LA, you may reserve your free ticket to the summit by skipping the ticket process and registering here. Non-contributing-members may either become a contributing member or purchase tickets above (you'll complete the registration form after you've completed your purchase). 

Ticket proceeds directly support the cost of holding this event.

This event is part of Arts for LA’s ongoing commitment to provide valuable opportunities for the arts & culture community to connect with one another, learn together, and lead the field, united in discovering solutions to the major issues we face. 

We hope to see you there! 

Program Schedule (Please note, this is subject to change): 

Our program will begin promptly at 9:00am. Attendees are advised to arrive by 8:30am to allow time to park, check-in, and enjoy breakfast.

8:30am: Registration and Breakfast 

9:00am: Welcome Addresses & Keynote Presentation

  • CA State Senator Ben Allen, 26th District
  • Laura Zucker, AEA Consulting
  • Allison Agsten, 2019 Laura Zucker Research Fellow
  • LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez

10:15am: Break/Transition

10:30am: Breakout Session #1

  • Equitable Arts Education, Denise Grande + Dr. Steven McCarthy
  • Affordable Spaces for Artists, Scott Oshima + Allison Agsten

11:30am: Break/Transition

11:45am: Breakout Session #2

  • Arts Funding, Julie Baker
  • Creative Career Pathways, Kim Russo

12:45pm: Lunch & Reception

  • Chairwoman Winifred Neisser honoring Debra Padilla's Service to Arts for LA

2:00pm: Summit Concludes


What is parking like at the State of the Arts Summit? We have reserved a limited number of parking spaces at a structure near LATC for a discounted rate of $15 for the duration of the Summit. Attendees will receive a voucher at the end of the Summit to present to the parking attendant and receive the discounted rate. 

I think my organization used to be an Arts for LA member. Can I renew our membership and still get the free ticket? YES! Renew your membership today by clicking here! If you renew today, you will be eligible for a free ticket to the State of the Arts Summit. 

My organization is a current member, and I have already registered for my free ticket. How can I purchase more for my team? Purchase more tickets for your team at a 40% discount! 

What if I am an Individual Member of Arts for LA? If you have given at the ACTIVATE Alumni Champion or Arts Delegate membership level, you are eligible for a 15% discount! 

Do you offer Cultural Equity Pricing for this event? Yes! Send us an email for more information. 

Where does my money go? Ticket proceeds directly support the cost of holding this event.

If you have any other questions about the status of your membership, or State of the Arts Registration, send us an email to [email protected].org, we’ll be happy to help.