Measuring Participation Report

Measuring Participation: Six years of Professional Development Events and Workshops at the Department of Arts and Culture

Since 2015, the Department of Arts and Culture has collected consistent data about the demographic makeup of people who attend our professional development and technical assistance (PD/TA) programs. This report summarizes our analysis of six years of PD/TA programs offered by the department, from 2015-16 through 2020-21.
2022 AIP

Nations Largest Paid Summer Arts Internship Program Opens

LA County’s long-running creative workforce development program, the LA County Arts Internship Program (AIP), will provide 228 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience in the arts at over 140 nonprofit organizations starting this summer.

Arts Month 2022

April is Arts Month! Los Angeles County’s creative ecosystem is one of the most vibrant in the world—with arts nonprofits, businesses, artists, and creative workers collaborating in performing arts, design, film and screen industries, and literary arts.
Tapestry of Dreams by Michael Doolin

Arts Ed Newsletter: March

March 31, 2022
While schools play an important role in providing young people with regular access to the arts, community-based arts learning has the power to cultivate creativity beyond the classroom. Thanks to the work of many of our partners in the field, local programs in neighborhoods across LA County are helping young people develop a deep sense of belonging, and an appreciation for their own community.…
Pat Gomez

Pat Gomez: Staff Spotlight

March 31, 2022 Announcements
Project Manager Pat Gomez’s occasional nickname in the Civic Arts Division is the “Kevin Bacon of the LA Arts World” because similar to Bacon, she’s worked with a lot of people—and if she hasn’t worked directly with a particular artist or an arts administrator, she’s only a few degrees away from working with someone who has.
Madeline Di Nonno

Madeline Di Nonno: Commissioner Spotlight

March 31, 2022 Announcements
Madeline Di Nonno’s career trajectory brought her from intern to CEO, from East Coast to West Coast, and from for-profit to non-profit. She has marketed both consumer products and content, and developed business in media—using a blend of Brooklyn tenacity, networking, and leadership skills she modeled from the exemplary executives she’s studied her whole life.
Unify by Amy Smith

Arts and Culture Newsletter: March, 2022

March 30, 2022
As we advance arts, culture, and creativity under the leadership of the historic all-female Board of Supervisors, I want to wish you a happy close to Women’s History Month! We have spotlights of two incredible women below that we’re proud to have in the Department of Arts and Culture family, Arts Commissioner Madeline Di Nonno, the President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Pat Gomez, an artist and Project Manager whose career has brought incredible opportunity and support to the LA public art world…
Carol Zou

Carol Zou Selected for Two-Year Residency at WDACS for Inter-Generational Arts Programming

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture has announced that Carol Zou has been selected for a two-year residency as part of its Creative Strategist-Artist in Residence program. Zou will work with staff in the Community Centers division of the Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS) to develop new, multicultural, and intergenerational programming for County-operated community centers in the First Supervisorial District.