2019 Arts Internship Program Opens For LA County Students

March 29, 2019
Largest Paid Summer Arts Internship Program Opens for Los Angeles County College Students Expansion Includes Positions for Community College Students

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.

2019-20 CIAG Application Window Open

November 07, 2018
Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) Application Window Open Until December 19, 2018 Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations Using the Arts to Serve Constituents

2018 Arts Internship Program Final Report

October 24, 2018
A summary and evaluation of the Summer 2018 Arts Internship Program from the perspectives of both interns and supervisors.

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).

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

Report and Documentary Highlight Benefits of Artworks for Civic Engagement

May 25, 2018
Report and Documentary Highlight Benefits of Artworks for Civic Engagement Four Projects in South LA Represent Shift Towards “Art As Infrastructure”

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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.

Building on the success and excitement surrounding LA’s first-ever Arts Datathon in 2017, the LA County Arts Commission presents Arts Datathon: Collections, which aims to explore collections data as a way to increase access to the arts. This event brings together artists, curators, civic hackers, educators and arts administrators from across the region to explore collections data on topics from military memorabilia to street art.

Artist Sandy Rodriguez was placed as an artist in residence at the Recuperative Care Center at the Martin Luther King Medical Campus in Willowbrook, CA, in 2016/17. This residency was part of a $1.6 million investment in Civic Art funded through the LA County Percent for Art policy. A final evaluation report on the residency is available now.

Participants in the 2017 Arts Access Datathon

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, nearly 150 participants, speakers, volunteers, and observers assembled in downtown LA to spend the day exploring how data can be used to improve access to the arts for all ten million residents of Los Angeles County. This report tells the story of what we did, and provides a toolkit for others who want to do their own datathon.

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