Arts for LA
Arts for LA helps communities throughout Los Angeles County advocate for greater investment in the arts. Our mission is to foster a healthy environment in which arts and culture in the region may thrive and be accessible to all in Los Angeles. In all of our activities, we partner with artists, arts organizations, parents, neighborhood groups, elected/appointed officials, school districts, the business community, and other stakeholders to educate the public about the important role the arts play in Los Angeles.
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.
reFRAME L.A. County: Stories From Our Communities
reFRAME L.A. County: Stories From Our Communities
"We Are Talking Pyramids", a public art project, gave young artists the opportunity to work with leaders in many contemporary art fields, opening up their worlds to art forms they had never before encountered.
Promise, Pitfalls and the Boyle Heights Arts District
Promise, Pitfalls and the Boyle Heights Arts District
The arts district and other revitalization holds much promise but does have hazards. Knowing the potential ill effects should continue to guide the process for a promising arts district.
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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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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