Gearing Up for Another Advocacy Season

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogs on the tools, resources and people power that make this advocacy movement strong.



Guest Blog: "Super Committee" Member Congressman Becerra and the Arts

Ben Donenberg



Ben Donenberg, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, attended an informal event with Congressman Xavier Becerra, who sits on the influential "Super Committee," the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction. Donenberg took the opportunity to ask about Becerra's commitment to arts and culture. 

Voter Registration for Arts Organizations

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of California Participation Project


Leading the Charge: Voter Registration for Nonprofits

Marcy Koukhab Kaplan of the California Participation Project blogs on how nonprofits can promote civic engagement in their communities



I Have a Problem... a Civic Engagement Problem.

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA



Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogged for ARTSblog on her takeaways from the 2011 Americans for the Arts National Convention, and she wants your advice.



Artists and Uncertainty

Laura Zucker, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, blogs for Arts for LA



A Most Unusual Advocacy Season

Danielle BrazellThe great recession, as it’s now called, continues to wreak havoc on local government, school districts and our state.  Yet because of our grassroots power, arts and arts education are no longer sacrificed or treated as dessert. Congratulations, advocates-- that’s a success in itself!

It Takes a Village

Jay McAdams, 24th St. Theatre



Jay McAdams on why he recently provided public testimony at City Hall in support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.




VAPA Standards: Friend or Foe?

Sandy Seufert, Manager of Teaching Artist Development, The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County



Sandy Seufert, Manager of Curriculum and Teaching Artist Development for The Music Center, blogs on Visual & Performing Arts Standards for Teaching Artists.





Arts Wonk

Rebecca Nath, Emerging Arts Leader




Rebecca Nath, Programming Chair for the Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, blogs on her trip to Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day 2011.





Take it On and Make it Yours: An Alternate Track to Advancing Your Career

Claire Knowlton



Claire Knowlton, Executive Director of McGroarty Arts Center, blogs about building a career by building an organization.