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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.
Arts Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

Arts Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

April 15, 2014
Arts education across all 81 school districts in LA County has held steady since 2005-06, despite the recession and even as the total number of students enrolled in public schools has declined. That’s what we learned when we analyzed data on arts courses, enrollment and teachers that was reported by school districts to the California Department of Education (CDE).

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: 

Arts Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

Arts education across all 81 school districts in LA County has held steady since 2005-06, despite the recession and even as the total number of students enrolled in public schools has declined. That’s what we learned when we analyzed data on arts courses, enrollment and teachers that was reported by school districts to the California Department of Education (CDE).

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