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The City of Long Beach Arts Advocacy Team is a group of community stakeholders whose mission is to support and advocate for the arts in Long Beach schools and civic life.  The group, begun in 2010, envisions Long Beach with accessible and inclusive arts programs, cohesive and engaging arts and culture marketing, accessible and permanent arts education, diversified and reliable arts funding, and meaningful and productive collaboration among the arts community and the community at large.

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Arts Council for Long Beach


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The Arts Council for Long Beach was recently awarded $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to create the “A LOT” series, in which dance, music, theatre, and spoken word by Long Beach artists will take place in vacant lots throughout the city.
Event Permit Process Affects Long Beach Performers
On March 20th, four Long Beach parents provided public comment to the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Board of Education in support of the district’s arts programs.  The parents presented in response to proposed cuts to arts teachers and the possible elimination of elementary arts under the recently adopted worst-case scenario fiscal stabilization plan.
The Arts Council for Long Beach, in partnership with Arts for LA, will hold a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  The event will be held at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) located at 628 Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach, California.  Candidates for the Long Beach Unified School District School Board, Long Beach City College Board of Trustees and Long Beach City Council have been invited to
Another year of decline in state funds to school districts, the uncertainty of future revenue and a state law that prohibits school fees has given Long Beach Unified School District’s (LBUSD) elementary arts programs an uncertain future.
Arts for LA is surveying candidates for Long Beach City Council, Culver City City Council and Long Beach Unified School District prior to the April 10th, 2012 local elections.  All candidates have been contacted and encouraged to complete a brief survey.  Results will be posted at as they are submitted.  Candidate
April 10, 2012 will be an important election day for Long Beach as several city council and school district positions will be in the hands of resident voters.  In 2010, only 34,976 of Long Beach’s 238,294 residents made their voices heard.  This translates to only a 14.7% voter
The Second Annual State of the First District and "Go Long Beach Awards" will take place this Tuesday, October 25.  The State of the First District is an opportunity to learn about all the progress made in Downtown neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
On October 8th, 2011, the Arts Council for Long Beach is hosting a summit on arts education.  The event will bring together parents, students, educators, and community members for a day-long conference in order to build support for and understanding of the benefits of arts learning for young people.
Craig Watson, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach, has been appointed the new Director of the California Arts Council.  Watson will begi


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