ArtsMonth2020

Arts Month 2020 - A Message From Kristin Sakoda

April 07, 2020
On Tuesday (March 31, 2020), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ motion to proclaim April as Arts Month! In these unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, Arts Month serves as the perfect reminder of just how vital arts, culture, and creativity are to civic life.
"Los Angeles Skyline" by Susan Logoreci

COVID-19 Resources For Artists and Organizations

March 19, 2020
A list of COVID-19 resources for nonprofits, funders, and freelance artists.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Update

A Message on Our Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Work

November 27, 2019
An Update on Arts and Cultures efforts further diversity, equity, and inclusion through out our work.
2019 Arts Intern Summit

2019 Arts Internship Program Final Report

November 21, 2019
A report on the 2019 Arts Internship Program, which included 203 College students interning at 125 organizations.

Department of Arts and Culture's First Announcement

July 25, 2019
Image caption: Department of Arts and Culture grantee Heidi Ducker Dance’s Duck Truck Residency Program.

Art For Justice Fund Awards Arts Commission $750,000 Grant

December 19, 2018
The LA County Arts Commission has received a one-year grant from the Art for Justice Fund to support the launch of the Arts and Youth Development Project, which will utilize a number of collaborative, arts-based strategies to transform the LA County Juvenile Justice System and dismantle the youth-prison pipeline. With this announcement, the Arts Commission joins a national cohort of 32 fall 2018 grantees.

Arts Education Profile Report: 2015-17

December 07, 2017
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. 

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ArtsMonth2020

On Tuesday (March 31, 2020), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ motion to proclaim April as Arts Month! In these unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, Arts Month serves as the perfect reminder of just how vital arts, culture, and creativity are to civic life.

Image caption: Department of Arts and Culture grantee Heidi Ducker Dance’s Duck Truck Residency Program.

Department of Arts and Culture's First Announcement—

Nearly $5.5 Million in Grants For Diverse Range of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and School Districts Throughout LA County

The LA County Arts Commission has received a one-year grant from the Art for Justice Fund to support the launch of the Arts and Youth Development Project, which will utilize a number of collaborative, arts-based strategies to transform the LA County Juvenile Justice System and dismantle the youth-prison pipeline. With this announcement, the Arts Commission joins a national cohort of 32 fall 2018 grantees.

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 Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

Arts education across all 81 school districts in LA County has held steady since 2005/06, despite the recession and even as the total number of students enrolled in public schools has declined. That’s what Arts and Culture learned when analyzing data on arts courses, enrollment, and teachers that was reported by school districts to the California Department of Education (CDE).

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