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Research & Evaluation at the Arts Commission, 2016-17

Read our report on the 2016-17 Research and Evaluation Plan: what we did and why, and some key lessons we learned along the way.

Clare Haggarty Elected To American For The Arts' Advisory Council

January 17, 2018 Civic Art, Communications, Press
In December, members of Americans for the Arts elected Clare Haggarty as a member of their advisory council for the Public Art Network Council.

LA County Arts Commission Welcomes Work by Artist José Sacal Into County Collection

January 09, 2018 Civic Art, Communications
The LA County Arts Commission announces an addition to the County’s Civic Art Collection, a sculpture donated by renowned Mexican artist José Sacal. The artwork, which was originally created in 2012, honors two important women with roots in LA County, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.

Artist in Residence at MLK Hospital: Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Artist Sandy Rodriguez was placed as an artist in residence at the Recuperative Care Center at the Martin Luther King Medical Campus in Willowbrook, CA, in 2016/17. This residency was part of a $1.6 million investment in Civic Art funded through the LA County Percent for Art policy. A final evaluation report on the residency is available now.

LA County Board of Supervisors Appoints Kristin Sakoda as Executive Director

December 12, 2017 Announcements, Communications, Press
LA County Board of Supervisors Appoints Arts Leader Kristin Sakoda as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

LA County Arts Commission Presents Findings From Arts Ed Profile at Education Summit

December 08, 2017 Announcements
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission releases findings from a 18-month survey of arts education in K-12 public schools.

Arts Education Profile Report: 2015-17

The LA County Arts Education Profile survey was administered to all 2,277 public schools in LA County to learn about the quantity, quality and equity of arts education. We found that nearly every school offers at least some arts instruction, and most schools offer at least two disciplines. At the same time, we found troubling inequities that reflect disparities in the wider society. 

Arts Access Datathon

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, nearly 150 participants, speakers, volunteers, and observers assembled in downtown LA to spend the day exploring how data can be used to improve access to the arts for all ten million residents of Los Angeles County. This report tells the story of what we did, and provides a toolkit for others who want to do their own datathon.

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