Through our programs and initiatives, Arts and Culture invites you to explore LA County’s diverse cultural offerings. You can find a civic artwork near you and learn about the artists who create the work by visiting the County’s Civic Art Collection. Discover a new band on the Musicians Roster, see them live at a free concert in your neighborhood, or hire them for an event. Find out what arts education programs are available in your local school district, and which arts organizations are working in your schools.
The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.