Woman with raised fist amid teddy bears | Still from Southland Sessions S1 E1 Change(Makers)

Change(Makers): The Future of Arts and Culture

How integral is arts and culture to a community’s lifeblood and how can it become part of the solution? Key cultural leaders from around Los Angeles gather to discuss the role of arts and culture in shaping the world’s future. Listen in and understand how civic institutions are re-evaluating their roles in society and re-focusing their energies to become an integral part of rebuilding sustainable and fair institutions for the future. Hear poetry inspired by the questions of the future written by young poets of Get Lit. Hear Michael Govan of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art speak about the role of large civic institutions in re-making society; Ben Caldwell of Kaos Network lay out the difficult truth about the plight of artists; Antonia Hernandez of California Community Foundation impart wisdom about changing power dynamics in society; and Alberto Retana of Community Coalition share an impassioned plea to artists working in society today. Hosted by KCET Chief Creative Officer Juan Devis, featured guests include General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Kristin Sakoda, Executive Vice President at the Music Center Josephine Ramirez, Executive Director for the Armory Center for the Arts Leslie Ito, California Institute of the Arts President Ravi S. Rajan, Self Help Graphics & Art Director Betty Avila and L.A. County Arts Commissioner Tim Dang. 

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The Industry Presents Sweet Land

The Industry, one of Los Angeles’s most innovative opera companies, continues their acclaimed experimental site-specific productions with a performance that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity. Featuring an interview with The Industry’s Artistic Director Yuval Sharon, this episode unfolds as the Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives.

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