December Newsletter

Arts and Culture Newsletter: December, 2021

December 21, 2021
This December, we are reminded these are challenging times, to be sure. Yet I look back on 2021 with a sense of pride and accomplishment about the work at the Department of Arts and Culture, and the resiliency of the LA County arts and culture community. It was a year that required delays and pivots, but also revealed unique moments of opportunity. We stepped up. We acted quickly to support the arts sector, we secured record levels of funding for recovery initiatives, we adopted landmark arts policies, and we continued to advance equity as LA County's artists and cultural organizations delivered healing, engagement, art, and opportunities for reflection and joy…
November Newsletter

Arts and Culture Newsletter: November, 2021

November 30, 2021
Earlier this month, a motion authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis proclaimed November as Native American Heritage Month. In keeping with Los Angeles County’s priority of cultural and racial equity, and in recognition of our American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities, this month I feature our ongoing collaboration with the LA City/County Native American Indian Commission (NAIC)…
October Newsletter

Arts and Culture Newsletter: October, 2021

October 29, 2021
Our Department advances arts, culture, and creativity in and throughout Los Angeles County. As a local arts agency we strive to be reflective of and responsive to the communities in the jurisdiction we serve. Yet, as you will see below, we are also incredibly proud to have LA County's local arts and cultural innovations represented on the national and international stage…
September Newsletter

Arts and Culture Newsletter: September, 2021

September 30, 2021
As we work together toward recovery in the creative sector, it is important to celebrate the wins. I am thrilled to share the news that this month the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the new Public Art in Private Development ordinance. More than two decades in the making, the new ordinance authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis allocates 1% of private commercial, industrial, and residential development project to fund four categories of public art, cultural facilities, conservation, and arts and cultural programs…
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Arts and Culture Newsletter: July, 2021

July 30, 2021
As we all continue to navigate the shifting COVID-19 terrain and our road to recovery, I want to take a moment to acknowledge my gratitude to all of you for your resilience as we protect and uplift and arts and creative sector. One of our critical roles in that work is investing in LA County’s cultural life through our grantees and program partners, and there are several points of light on that front recently…
June Newsletter

Arts and Culture Newsletter: June, 2021

June 25, 2021
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May News

Arts and Culture Newsletter: May, 2021

May 28, 2021
Like you, we are very eager to engage again in local arts and culture—to return to live performance, participate in community events, and experience art alongside one another. The Department of Arts and Culture’s programs have served the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now as we emerge from it, we continue to work collectively to expand equity, reimagine economic inclusion, celebrate our cultural community, and promote arts, culture, and creativity for all…