Kristin Sakoda Swearing In Ceremony

Kristin Sakoda Appointed as Director of LA County Department of Arts and Culture

July 18, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed and sworn in Kristin Sakoda as the first director of the newly-established Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Tim Dang and Madeline Di Nonno Named Arts Commissioners

Tim Dang and Madeline Di Nonno Named Arts Commissioners

July 18, 2019
The newly-established Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture has announced Tim Dang and Madeline Di Nonno have joined the agency’s Arts Commission, the department’s longstanding advisory body.

2017-18 Civic Art Program Annual Report

February 25, 2019
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.

Joint Statement Regarding the Christopher Columbus Statue in Grand Park

October 03, 2018
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.

The Arts Commission and Department of Public Work Uncover Time Capsule

July 27, 2018
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.

LA County Awards Over $4.5 Million In Grants To County Arts Organizations

July 20, 2018
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP).

Hot Off the Presses: "Yestermorrow: Llano"

July 06, 2018
The Antelope Valley Artist Outpost continues with the release of Yestermorrow: Llano—An Artist's Field Guide to Llano, California.

Arts Commission Announces $500,000 in Grants

June 20, 2018
Arts Commission Announces $500,000 in Grants to LA County Organizations Providing Services Outside Arts

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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.

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.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP). Since its inception in 1947, the arts commission has provided funding for arts and culture programming. For the last 20 years, the OGP has extended that support to include local small and mid-size arts organizations providing cultural services for the benefit of the more than 10 million residents of LA County.

On Tuesday, May 15, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create the first-ever LA County department for arts and culture. The motion, co-authored by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, instructs the County to transition the LA County Arts Commission to a stand-alone County department starting July 1, 2018 and complete the transition by fiscal year 2019-20.

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