The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.
New Report, "Make or Break: Race and Ethnicity in Entry-Level Compensation for Arts Administrators in Los Angeles County," Finds Differences in Income Between BIPOC and White Employees at LA County Arts Organizations
The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture, and KCET have joined forces to create a new documentary that explores the value of arts education for the youth, communities, and creative economy of LA County.
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. Applications for interested students are now open.
2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the LA County Arts Internship Program. The 2020 program was a year unlike any other, and to mark the occasion, we are pleased to share the following program materials with you.
One-time program to support longtime and emerging community organizations located in LA County's Second Supervisorial District.
The Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business and Management of the Arts today released a new paper titled Accessibility and the Arts: Reconsidering the Role of the Artist.
Outgoing Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has allocated $1M for a grant program that will support the arts in the Second District.
View our November, 2020 Newsletter, which includes info on reopening Arts and Culture—safely, the New Blueprint for Arts Education, the CEII Advisory Committee, and more!
Photo Courtesy of DIAVOLO Dance Theater.