LACAC Main | Free
Thu, May 24, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

A panel discussion on the topics of innovative solutions to building ADUs, present building codes, current designs as well as engineering and construction best practices. Facilitated by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

While LA County confronts this shared humanitarian crisis and works to find a path forward, the Arts Commission, as a partner in the Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, is helping to promote the development of ADUs by gathering ideas as a resource to generate solutions for affordable housing. As a part of this, the LA County Arts Commission put on the Yes to ADU Design Competition, which invited artists and architects interested in the role of ADUs as part of the solution to solve LA County's homless crisis to submit designs for their own ADU Solutions.

LACAC Main | Free
Sat, May 5, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
| AC Bilbrew Library

Reimagine your neighborhood with Accessory Dwelling Units! This public event, facilitated by Big City Forum, features community workshops with Jessica Ceballos' storytelling and poetry as well as Maria Lamadrid's collaborative design methods.

While LA County confronts this shared humanitarian crisis and works to find a path forward, the Arts Commission, as a partner in the Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, is helping to promote the development of ADUs by gathering ideas as a resource to generate solutions for affordable housing. As a part of this, the LA County Arts Commission put on the Yes to ADU Design Competition, which invited artists and architects interested in the role of ADUs as part of the solution to solve LA County's homless crisis to submit designs for their own ADU Solutions.

Thu, February 15, 9:30 AM to Thu, February 22, 4:30 PM

Current Organizational Grant Program (OGP) grantees are invited to join the LA County Arts Commission at a two-day Essentials of Human Resources Training offered in conjunction with The Nonprofit Partnership. Topics covered include:

  • Day One (February 15, 2018): Best practices & legal aspects of human resources
    • Current regulations impacting the workplace, including new labor law developments
    • Exempt/non-exempt classifications
    • Use of supplemental workforce including interns and contractors
    • How to create an employee handbook
  • Day Two (February 22, 2018): Effective recruitment, selection and retention
    • Interviewing tips
    • Best practices in evaluating candidates
    • Managing performance: documentation, feedback, and recognition

Thursday, February 15, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm AND Thursday, February 22, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

**All current OGP grantee organizations are welcome to attend free of charge. This two-day workshop is geared toward individuals responsible for hiring and supervising employees. Depending on your organization’s size, this may be your Executive Director, Operations Manager, or equivalent.

LACAC Main | Free
Thu, January 25, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

What does cultural equity look like at the community level? How can artists and civic leaders foster creative justice for the people they serve? What the heck is a PechaKucha*? Find answers to these questions and more at The Art of Community, a night of short presentations and discussions on cultural equity in communities. Join a group of fellow artists, arts administrators and arts advocates as you listen to (and discuss) ideas from an arts educator, a museum curator, an artist and a civic hacker in a night of PechaKucha.

Featuring PechaKuchas by:

  • Mariana Astorga-Almanza, Ed.D. is the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator in the Lynwood Unified School District. Dr. Astorga-Almanza is a National Board Certificated music educator with nine years of band and orchestra experience at the middle school level (primarily within the Los Angeles Unified School District). Dr. Astorga-Almanza earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from USC in 2006, where she marched in the USC Trojan Marching Band; a Master of Arts in Education from CSULA in 2013; and a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in the Educational Leadership Program at UCLA in 2016, where she studied the impact of California’s Local Control Funding Formula on arts education programs in two Los Angeles County school districts. Dr. Astorga-Almanza is a member of the California Practitioners Advisory Group, which provides input to the California State Board of Education related to LCFF and ESSA. She is passionate about providing all students with the equitable access to quality arts education.
  • Robert Benitez began working with the Lancaster Museum of Art & History in 2010. While on the museum’s education team, Benitez led the museum’s renowned Discovery Trunks program. In 2014, along with the acquisition of the Museum of Art & History’s community engagement space, MOAH:CEDAR, Benitez became the MOAH:CEDAR liaison. Curating exhibitions and developing programming that is accessible to both local artists and the community at large, Benitez’s vision for MOAH:CEDAR is to create a space that fosters emerging artists and reflects the community in which it serves.
  • Maceo Keeling. Maceo Paisley Keeling is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and cultural producer who explores themes in society and identity through movement, language and imagery. After serving in the US Army and climbing the ladders of corporate America, Maceo made his way into the world of arts, entertainment and entrepreneurship. For the past decade he has danced professionally, and performed on national stages as a spoken word and performance artist. As Executive Director of Citizens of Culture, he uses the arts as a vehicle to develop critical thinking and emotional intelligence in businesses and communities. Their programs cultivate individual agency and strengthen communities. Maceo is a bronze star awardee for his service in Iraq. In 2015 he was a participant of the Millennial Trains Project. He was a NBCUniversal Challenge Grant recipient. And in 2016, he was a member of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs exhibition SKiN. That same year, he opened Nous Tous Gallery and retail space in Chinatown, Los Angeles. He continues to work as a dancer/choreographer for the likes of indie rock sensation Beirut, Justin Timberlake and others.
  • Omar Ureta. Urban designer by day, civic hacker by night. Omar Ureta is a design technologist revealing the complexities of land use planning and development. As an urban design consultant, he advocates for architecture in support of the public realm by improving on public outreach and public process. As a civic hacker, Omar experiments with new ways to interactively communicate land-use issues through the use of open source tools and open data. He is part of an emerging community of civic hackers and leads maptimeLA, a volunteer group open to anyone interested in collaborative learning, exploration and map creation.

What the heck is a PechaKucha?

A PechaKucha is basically the antithesis of the boring Power Point lecture. It’s short, snappy and fabulous.

Tue, September 26, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Want to up your grantwriting game? Learn the 101 of proposal writing and dive beyond the application to better understand the grant process, with an opportunity to step into a grant panelist’s shoes.  You’ll walk away being able to identify the characteristics of strongly written applications, with new ideas for how to make your proposals pop. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This workshop is intended for nonprofit administrators who are specifically seeking to strengthen grant applications related to their arts and culture programs. Organizations preparing applications for the Organizational Grant Program (OGP) or Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) are especially encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER BIO:
LESLIE GRAHAM works as Director, Grants and Partnerships with the social enterprise Green Commuter. An experienced fundraiser and management consultant to nonprofit organizations, Leslie previously served as a Director of Development at CalArts and was a Fundraising Coach for the Art Commission's Cultivate:Create initiative. She has raised more than $4 million dollars to benefit arts, cultural and educational organizations.

LOCATION:

LA County Arts Commission, downtown LA 

                             

Fri, September 29, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Want to learn about the Visual and Performing Art Standards?

Considering developing an arts curriculum for youth?

Want to strengthen how you talk about your arts ed work on an upcoming grant application?

Join us for Building Capacity in Arts Education

This hands-on workshop serves as an introduction to the Visual and Performing Art Standards and how to apply them to in-school and out-of-school projects. Learn about best practices in program development and how to design curriculum samples that show off your strengths.

NOTE: Arts education organizations considering applying for the Organizational Grant Program for the first time, or who are returning but seeking to strengthen their applications, are encouraged to attend.

 

PRESENTER:
GILLIAN MCCARTHY is Program Manager with the LA County Arts Ed Collective. Previously, she  was Associate Director of Professional Development at Inner-City Arts where she oversaw the implementation of creativity and arts programming for classroom teachers, teaching artists and graduate students. Gillian also served as Associate Director of the Artist in Residence and Teacher Partnership program for the Music Center of LA County’s Education Division where she facilitated extended, in-depth artist residencies at schools across Southern California.

LOCATION:

LA County Arts Commission, downtown LA

Thu, October 19, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

The LA County Arts Internship Grant Program is growing – which means guideline changes for participating organizations. This virtual office hour with LACAC staff will focus on guideline changes between the 2017 and 2018 program. There will also be time for Q&A about the application in general. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your questions answered!

Wed, October 4, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The LA County Arts Internship Grant Program is growing – which means guideline changes for participating organizations. This virtual office hour with LACAC staff will focus on guideline changes between the 2017 and 2018 program. There will also be time for Q&A about the application in general. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your questions answered!

 

Fri, September 22, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Can’t make our in-person workshop earlier in the week? This virtual meeting will provide an introduction to the LA County Arts Internship Grant Program, walking through the nuts and bolts of the program and discussing elements of a successful application. This ideal for new organizations thinking of applying, or returning applicants who need a refresher on the guidelines.

 

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