Civic Art Annual Report 2016–17

January 23, 2018
The LA County Arts Commission Civic Art Program is pleased to present the 2016–17 Annual Report. In FY 2016–17, a total of 62 civic art projects were actively managed and covered 60 communities reaching over 8,500 community members throughout the County.
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Research & Evaluation at the Arts Commission, 2016-17

January 22, 2018
Read our report on the 2016-17 Research and Evaluation Plan: what we did and why, and some key lessons we learned along the way.

Artist in Residence at MLK Hospital: Evaluation and Lessons Learned

December 26, 2017
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.
Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Strengthening Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Arts and Culture Sector for All Los Angeles County Residents

April 05, 2017
This report outlines the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, an 18-month public process that led to the development of 13 recommendations to the LA County Board of Supervisors to ensure that everyone in LA County has equitable access to arts and culture, and to improve inclusion in the wider arts ecology for all residents in every community. 
Arts Workforce Demographics Report

The Demographics of the Arts and Cultural Workforce in Los Angeles County

April 04, 2017
This study analyzes the demographics of the arts and cultural workforce in Los Angeles County – specifically, staff members, board, volunteers, and independent contractors associated with 386 cultural nonprofits, most of which receive funding from LACAC and/or seven other municipal funders in the County.

Public Engagement in the Arts: A Review of Recent Literature

August 01, 2016
Recent research has found that across the US, arts audiences are declining, while arts participation is on the rise. How can both be true at the same time? This review of the literature on Public Engagement in the Arts explores this question.
Volunteers in Arts Nonprofits in LA County

Volunteers in Arts Nonprofits in LA County

November 01, 2015
In 2012, 35,076 volunteers worked nearly six million hours at 386 nonprofit arts organizations in LA County. This report explores the role of volunteers in arts nonprofits. 

The LA County Arts Commission Civic Art Program is pleased to present the 2016–17 Annual Report. In FY 2016–17, a total of 62 civic art projects were actively managed and covered 60 communities reaching over 8,500 community members throughout the County.

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.

Arts Workforce Demographics Report

This study analyzes the demographics of the arts and cultural workforce in Los Angeles County – specifically, staff members, board, volunteers, and independent contractors associated with 386 cultural nonprofits, most of which receive funding from LACAC and/or seven other municipal funders in the County. The findings presented in this report are based on 3,307 unique responses to the DataArts Workforce Demographics survey, conducted from May 2016 through July 2016. Among the key findings: 

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