The 2018 gathering of LA County Arts Interns in Little Tokyo! Throughout the day interns will get glimpses into the culture of this historic area as well as take part in interactive workshops exploring what it means to be an intern and what might be in store for them (and for the arts in Los Angeles). LA County is the most populous county in the United States with more than 10 million residents. It boasts the largest concentration of people engaged in creative industries—in fact, the creative industries are its sixth largest employer! Fashion, design, electronic games, Silicon Beach, film, television, entertainment, and popular music are all a part of those creative industries. The Arts Summit will address some of the characteristics of the nonprofit arts world within the County, as well as how artists and organizations work within this decentralized metropolis that is spread out over 88 cities and more than 4,000 square miles
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.