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.
LA County Releases Open Source Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing
Free Publication on Accessory Dwelling Units to Inspire New Housing Typology in the Effort to Combat and Prevent Homelessness
Some Place Chronicles is a series of five creative placemaking projects set in five unincorporated communities in the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in five unique books—each containing explorations, documentations, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by five different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Ladera Heights, View Park, and Windsor Hills—A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker—is authored by Sandy Rodriguez and Isabelle Lutterodt, working together as Studio 75.
March is Women’s History month and, to celebrate, we’ve gathered together a selection of artworks from the County Collection that have either been created or facilitated by female identifying artists.
The LA County Department of Arts and Culture's Civic Art Program is pleased to present the 2017/18 Annual Report. In FY 2017/18, a total of 68 civic art projects were actively managed, 26 new projects were initiated, and 20 projects were completed.
The LA County Arts Commission celebrates the Golden State Mutual Collection—one of the largest African American art collections in the United States and an important piece of Los Angeles history.
On January 4, 2019 the Sheila Kuehl Family Wellness Center opened to public. This new facility provides an array of outpatient mental health services for children and their families. It also houses mental health programs that serve the community, including the Child Navigation Team, Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams, and LA Enforcement Teams.
Following the Board motion in October 2017, the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission began working collaboratively to identify options for addressing the statue of Christopher Columbus (statue) in Grand Park which is a part of the Los Angeles County Civic Art Collection.
Readings Celebrates New Civic Artwork in the Park
The LA County Arts Commission and the LA County Department of Public Works recently uncovered a time capsule buried at the base of the Forte Moor Memorial in Downtown LA.