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The Los Angeles Arts Advocacy Team is a group of community stakeholders whose mission is to support and advocate for the arts in Los Angeles schools and civic life.

The group envisions a Los Angeles with a collaborative network of support for all arts and artists, permanent and adequate funding for the arts, embedded and systemic arts education, robust and engaging community arts (artreach), effective and creative use of public spaces, and a strong community voice supporting local arts.


Useful Links:

Art Transforms Los Angeles (LA Arts Advocates)

Art Local Los Angeles (Working to energize & connect local arts communities througout LA)

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

LAUSD Arts Ed Branch

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LA County Civic Arts Policy

LA County Arts Education Plan

LA County Arts Education Policy

LAUSD Arts Education Plan

Municipal Arts/Culture Plan

Municipal General Plan

Community Redevelopment Agency/LA Art Policy


Arts for LA is pleased to announce Executive Director Danielle Brazell has been nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as the new general manager of the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles. Her work with the department will begin pending confirmation by the Los Angeles City Council.
Mayor Garcetti welcomed over one hundred arts and culture leaders from the Los Angeles area to City Hall today to give him advice, insight, and feedback on how the city should invest and support arts and culture in the coming years.
Last October, the City Council adopted an ordinance to allow the creation of new original art murals – one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, hand-tiled or digitally printed images on a building exterior that does not contain a commercial message and the preservation of existing vintage art murals on private property. The ordinance prohibited murals on single-family residences.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to declare Saturday, October 12, 2013, “Mural Day” in the City of Los Angeles in recognition of  the new mural ordinance going into effect after an eleven year moratorium on murals on private property.
Update 8/22: The City Council has again tentatively rescheduled the discussion and vote of the mural ordinance for Wednesday, August 28. Check the agenda on the City Council calendar for more information.
On July 30, the Planning & Land Use Management Committee of the LA City Council reviewed two versions of the proposed mural ordinance. Version A allows for murals to appear on single-family private residences, while Version B does not. After reviewing the variations, the committee listened to public comment on the issues. While perhaps not surprising, public comment was mixed, with neighborhood c
Arts advocates in LA’s District 6 are encouraged to vote on July 23 in the run-off race between former LAUSD Board Member Nury Martinez and former State Assemblymember Cindy Montañez.   District 6 includes the neighborhoods of Lake Balboa and Panorama City and portions of Sun Valley, Arleta, North Hills East, and Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.
Last week, Los Angeles's City Council adopted the Mayor's proposed budget after extensive budget committee hearings with department heads to better understand the implications of the Mayor's funding proposals.  As previously reported, the budget included an incremental increase in funding to the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Los Angeles's primary grantor for arts and cult
The Los Angeles City Council moved one step closer to passing an official resolution in support of AB 580, the California Assembly bill that would fund the California Arts Council with $75 million dollars for the next fiscal year.
ArtsDay 2013 drew a massive crowd of arts advocates to City Hall on April 17 to celebrate Los Angeles's legacy of fostering arts and culture and the city's national identity as America's "Creative Capital."


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