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
Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Meet the art sleuth of LA County

January 06, 2017
KCRW Segment on Press Play with Madeleine Brand



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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