Charlie Jensen
Charlie Jensen

Charles Jensen manages Arts for LA's communications and social media. He holds BAs in film studies and cultural studies & comparative literature from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, where he also did graduate work in nonprofit management. He is a founding member of the consulting think tank and enclave Radar Collective and has worked in the corporate, nonprofit, and higher education sectors over the last fifteen years. He is the author of a poetry collection, The First Risk, and three shorter chapbooks of poems, most recently The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture. In 2007, he received a state arts grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in support of his potery.

Recent Articles
KUSC's Interactive Team Makes Classical Cutting Edge
KUSC's Interactive Team Makes Classical Cutting Edge
KUSC Interactive creates digital platforms, stories, and experiences for web, mobile, and other forms of interactive media.
Toward a Complete Education: LAUSD and Arts at the Core
Toward a Complete Education: LAUSD and Arts at the Core
LAUSD recently approved a resolution to establish the arts as part of the district's core curriculum. For advocates of arts education everywhere, this is a watershed moment.
Does Traveling Make You More Creative? The Exile Experience in L.A.
Does Traveling Make You More Creative? The Exile Experience in L.A.
It is true that in a foreign county, you become exceptionally self-aware. But this is also true when simply crossing into a new part of Los Angeles.
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Community Arts

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