On April 14, 2021, we collaborated with the Department of Public Health on the Arts and Culture Forum: Reopening the Arts. The event featured a Q&A with Dr. Emily Beeler (liaison for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Response Team) on reopening guidance and protocols, a conversation with LA County nonprofit leaders, and a presentation from our Director of Research and Evaluation Bronwyn Mauldin about concerns and priorities in LA County audiences as they venture back to live performance and events.
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.