Announcements

What’s going on? Get the latest news and announcements about Arts and Culture programs and initiatives.

In our final newsletter of 2023, I wanted to celebrate our many accomplishments, which this year, I believe, share a connective thread—we provided resources, tools, and professional development so that individuals and organizations could build equity through the arts in their own lives and work...
This past year, the Arts Ed Collective celebrated 20 years of service to the young people of LA County and acknowledged the hundreds of new and longstanding partners who came together to accomplish what none of us could have achieved alone
The March professional development newsletter contains opportunities for grantees and individuals. It was sent out on December 6, 2023. Explore Newsletter
The 2022-23 County Wide Cultural Policy Report collectes updates on how the Department of Arts and Culture is implementing the Countywide Cultural Policy.
This November, as the home of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission (LANAIC), the LA County Department of Arts and Culture is proud to acknowledge Native American Heritage Month, a time to highlight and lift up the cultural contributions of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community
October is national Arts and Humanities Month! At the Department of Arts and Culture, we envision LA County as a region where arts, culture, and creativity are integral to every aspect of civic life for all people and communities.
The Civic Art Demographics Study, a collaboration between Arts and Culture’s Research and Evaluation and Civic Art divisions, is a comprehensive analysis of artworks and artists in the Collection. It is one part of a broader initiative to review Civic Art policies, procedures, commissions, and support for artists. Research consultant Special Service for Groups, Inc. (SSG) conducted the study on behalf of Arts and Culture and prepared the report.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month, the Department of Arts and Culture uplifts LA County’s Hispanic and Latino/a/x artists, nonprofits, educators, and culture bearers with celebratory social media and a digital art kit from artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. September is also Deaf Awareness Month, and we're pleased to also feature a beautiful site-specific mural at ICA LA...
New Public Artists in Development (PAiD) program to provide professional development, mentorship, training, public art project opportunities, and advisory roles for artists, made possible with support from The Mellon Foundation.
With this activity kit, create a version of "Con Mucho Amor" by Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia with household items like a few sheets of paper and some pens.
This study explores the role that young adult advisory councils (YAACs) can play in helping arts and culture nonprofits address emerging issues, better understand the communities they serve, and achieve their missions. Through interviews with 25 YAAC managers and participants at arts nonprofits across the US, five key themes emerged:
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture [today] has announced 40 awards to performing arts organizations, individual artists, and producers—totaling $1.2 million—from its LA County Performing Arts Recovery Grant.
As summer comes to a close, I am happy to share that #LACountyArts Grants Season is here...
Funding, Grants
Quick links for CIAG, OGP, and AIP applications.
The Department of Arts and Culture wants to support applications from the region for NEA Our Town funding. However, an appropriate amount of time is necessary to review and discuss proposed projects, partnerships, and collaboration, and allow sufficient notice and time to route correspondence to elected officials. Please plan accordingly.