LACAC Main | Free
Wed, July 3, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| The Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial

The Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial is the largest bas relief military monument in the United States that is located at the actual site it commemorates. Originally dedicated in 1958, it is set to be rededicated on July 3, 2019.

The monument features a terra-cotta memorial wall, an 80-foot waterfall, and a pylon/flag pole. Its memorial wall depicts scenes of the migration, settlement, and expansion of Los Angeles after the Mexican-American War. Since 2016, the LA County Arts Commission and Public Works have been working to restore the monument. The pylon and flag pole commemorate the site of the original Fort Moore, where Los Angeles’ first US flag was flown, and the first local Fourth of July was celebrated.

At the July 3 re-dedication, visitors will see the waterfall, which has been turned on again for the first time in almost 42 years and has been made more environmentally sustainable. There will also be a new time capsule sealed during the ceremony—containing stories, memories, and mementos that represent LA County’s cultural, geographic, and historic diversity.

LACAC Main | Free
Tue, June 25, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

Potential applicants are invited to discuss the RFQ process with LA County Department of Arts and Culture Civic Art Program staff at the Artists’ Civic Art Application Process Workshop. This workshop will cover the application process and strategies for successful portfolio submissions for a range of upcoming Civic Art opportunities. Questions raised in the workshop will be posted publicly on the Arts Department website by July 8, 2019.

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LACAC Main | Free
Wed, June 26, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
| LAC + USC Medical Center

The Baroda Wall, an abstract sculptural poem by artist Brad Howe, was graciously donated to the LAC + USC Medical Center by technological entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett. The artwork is composed of 51 individual sculptures which decorate the walls of the Medical Center Plaza and Rand Schrader Clinic, adding to the growing and diverse art collection on campus.

LACAC Main | Free
Thu, December 6, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
| The Center - City of Santa Clarita Activities Center

We all possess our own special collection of success stories that bear witness to the singular power of the arts to bring about positive growth and transformation in our students. How can we better understand the ways in which the arts have become particularly applicable to social emotional learning? How are districts developing systems to support the arts in SEL applications?

Please join us on December 6th at Centrepoint to convene with your colleagues in a discussion of the emergent priority around social emotional learning. We will engage in an interactive, arts-infused agenda to share and explore the strategies that our districts are using to achieve equity in arts instruction, to support school climate and to promote arts integration beyond academic outcomes into SEL.

Intended audiences for this convening are district visual and performing arts leaders, TOSAS and arts specialists.

Mon, October 29, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

The "Virtual Reality Arts Education" prototype is part of the Arts Education Innovation Lab's efforts to achieve equity at scale in arts education for youth in LA county. Through the use of VR technology, collaborators hope to scale up arts education by transporting students to new realities in the arts and other content areas. In this think tank, participants will discuss vision, strategy, and concept planning surrounding the development and implementation of this work in LA County schools.

This session will Include

  • A review of VR prototype’s current state, and strategic goals for the future
  • Discussion of how VR can fit into existing curriculum in LA County
  • Live Q&A with Brett Heil, CEO of The Pulse (Australia-based virtual reality software company that is working in collaboration with the VR prototype)

The Arts Education Innovation Lab


LACAC Main | Free
Fri, October 12, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
| California Science Center

We are excited to announce the first joint meeting of art and STEM Leaders. Hosted by our partners at the LA County Office of Education (LACOE), we will explore STEAM through the lens of the California Science Center's blockbuster exhibit, King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. This meeting will provide District Art Coordinators and STEM leaders with technical assistance in implementing STEAM education in their districts.

Event attendees will: Listen to an orientation about the exhibition

  • View the exhibition
  • Participate in cross-curricular dialogue about STEAM
  • Learn about high-quality STEAM program design elements
  • Engage in a STEAM activity inspired by the exhibition in an effort to model strategies for deepening learning

Participants will also receive resources for professional development, updates on local initiatives, and district and site level planning. All materials will be provided

  • Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Please dress comfortably for exhibition tour and art making activity
Fri, November 2, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 1: Integrating the Arts and English Language Arts

This award-winning professional development series is designed to integrate the arts with California State Standards and 21st Century skills. The series fosters a new version of instruction for elementary teachers, principals, directors, and assistant superintendents of curriculum that strengthens learning and equity through interdisciplinary project-based learning.

Fri, October 5, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 1: The Silk Road and the Cave Temples of Dunhuang

This arts education professional development series is designed for secondary teachers, arts coordinators, secondary administrators, and assistant superintendents. The workshops frame the importance of the arts to engage and maximize student learning.

Participants engage in activities to create multidisciplinary and project-based teaching in alignment with California State Standards including History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. Resources include video of modeled strategies, art works, lesson plans, and scholarly research.

Fri, March 8, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 2: STEM to STEAM—Project-Based Learning

This award-winning professional development series is designed to integrate the arts with California State Standards and 21st Century skills. The series fosters a new version of instruction for elementary teachers, principals, directors, and assistant superintendents of curriculum that strengthens learning and equity through interdisciplinary project-based learning.

Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 2: William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

This arts education professional development series is designed for secondary teachers, arts coordinators, secondary administrators, and assistant superintendents. The workshops frame the importance of the arts to engage and maximize student learning.

Participants engage in activities to create multidisciplinary and project-based teaching in alignment with California State Standards including History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. Resources include video of modeled strategies, art works, lesson plans, and scholarly research.

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