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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.

Arts Education Profile Report: 2015-17

December 07, 2017
The LA County Arts Education Profile survey was administered to all 2,277 public schools in LA County to learn about the quantity, quality and equity of arts education. We found that nearly every school offers at least some arts instruction, and most schools offer at least two disciplines. At the same time, we found troubling inequities that reflect disparities in the wider society. 
Participants in the 2017 Arts Access Datathon

Arts Access Datathon

August 16, 2017
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.
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.

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.

The LA County Arts Education Profile survey was administered to all 2,277 public schools in LA County to learn about the quantity, quality and equity of arts education. We found that nearly every school offers at least some arts instruction, and most schools offer at least two disciplines. At the same time, we found troubling inequities that reflect disparities in the wider society. 

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.

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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