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”

Yes to ADU Design Competition Winners Announced

May 22, 2018
The LA County Arts Commission and the Homeless Initiative Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program recently announced the winners of the Yes to ADU Design Competition which invited artists, architects and engineers to submit concept designs for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)—also known as “granny flats”—as possible solutions to LA County’s homelessness crisis. The first place team—Anonymous Architects—each received $6,000 for ideas that included a “Barcode House” of interchangeable parts that can combined into a nearly infinite set of configurations to create customizable ADU structures (Ho) and a similarly customizable system utilizing building materials created from 100% recycled plastic packaging (Storey).

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.

Largest Paid Summer Arts Internship Program Opens for LA County College Students

April 23, 2018
Now in its 18th year, the LA County Arts Internship Program will provide 179 university and community college students with paid on-the-job experience at over 100 arts organizations

Clare Haggarty Elected To American For The Arts' Advisory Council

January 17, 2018
In December, members of Americans for the Arts elected Clare Haggarty as a member of their advisory council for the Public Art Network Council.

LA County Board of Supervisors Appoints Kristin Sakoda as Executive Director

December 12, 2017
LA County Board of Supervisors Appoints Arts Leader Kristin Sakoda as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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The LA County Arts Commission and the Homeless Initiative Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program recently announced the winners of the Yes to ADU Design Competition which invited artists, architects and engineers to submit concept designs for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)—also known as “granny flats”—as possible solutions to LA County’s homelessness crisis. The first place team—Anonymous Architects—each received $6,000 for ideas that included a “Barcode House” of interchangeable parts that can combined into a nearly infinite set of configurations to create customizable ADU structures (Ho) and a similarly customizable system utilizing building materials created from 100% recycled plastic packaging (Storey).

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.

ON THE TOWN: HUNDREDS ATTEND BURBANK ARTS FOR ALL PARTY

The Burbank Leader reported that the LA County Arts Education Collective received the Burbank Arts For All Foundation 2016 Patron of the Arts Award. Burbank Unified School District was a vanguard district, joining the Collective in 2004. Collective coaches worked with district leaders to create a strategic plan for arts education and The Burbank Arts for All Foundation was established the following year to support the implementation of the plan. 

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