In June 2017 the Board of Supervisors approved funding for five recommendations included in the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative report. At this time the Board of Supervisors directed the Arts Commission to maintain a CEII Advisory Committee as a standing committee of the Arts Commission. This is the first meeting of the newly selected Advisory Committee.
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.