The Recommendation

Establish a cultural policy for LA County with concrete elements focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and access that would solidify the gains made through the CEII process and recommendations, and will serve as a road map for how all LA County departments can contribute to cultural life. This cultural policy is mean to position LA County as a national arts leader in advancing cultural equity and inclusion in every sector of our civic lives.


  • Spring 2018: Staff engaged in preliminary research to review existing policies or plans from other jurisdictions, and to identify models/best practices that can be used to inform this process.
  • Summer 2018: A Request for Proposals was released to secure a consultant who will identify a process that best engages stakeholders in development of a region-wide Cultural Policy.
  • Early 2019: Soluna Group was contracted to facilitate stakeholder engagement convenings to discuss development of the County Cultural Policy.
  • September 2019: Arts and Culture hosted a series of conversation facilitated by Soluna Group. These conversations brought together Arts funders, arts nonprofits, cultural leaders, grantees, and County staff to discuss the impending County Cultural Policy.