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

Two LA County Civic Art Projects recognized by AFTA

June 20, 2018
Two LA County Civic Art Projects recognized by American for the Arts

A Message from Kristin Sakoda: May 2018

May 16, 2018
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.

A Message From Kristin Sakoda: March, 2018

March 22, 2018
On February 15, I had the distinct pleasure of joining the County of Los Angeles as Executive Director of the Arts Commission.

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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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