April Newsletter
What an Arts Month it has been! It began with a motion by Chair Lindsey Horvath and Supervisor Solis declaring April as Arts Month in LA County, praising the artists, creatives, educators, organizations, and advocates vital to arts and culture, and highlighting our decades of continued work to ensure the people of Los Angeles County have access to arts. This motion, and other motions before it, also called for support in expanding our flagship Organizational Grant Program (OGP), which supports over 650 cultural and arts organizations of all sizes.
March newsletter
As we close out March, Women’s History Month, on behalf of the Department I acknowledge the vital and vibrant contributions of all the female-identifying artists, arts leaders, culture bearers, creative workers, and community advocates throughout LA County! Just above this note, for instance, is artist Rebecca Méndez with the artwork she created for our Civic Art Collection at the Greater Whittier Regional Aquatic Center, and below, we highlight news about the film of our Arts Commissioner, Pamela Bright-Moon.
february newsletter
This February we recognized Black History Month and its national theme of African Americans and the Arts. We celebrate all artists, organizations, artworks, and individuals that uplift African American and Black arts, culture, and history here in Los Angeles County. This year, I had the additional honor of being the keynote speaker for the Los Angeles County African American Employees Association gala, following a performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by youth from Arts and Culture grantee Amazing Grace Conservatory!
Arts Month 2024
The Board of Supervisors has declared April 2024 as Arts Month—a time to celebrate, and advocate for, the power of the arts! To celebrate Arts Month, we have made a few artworks available to download below as desktop wallpapers or video conference backgrounds (for programs such as Teams and Zoom). The artworks on this page represent only a small portion of the full Los Angeles County Civic Art Collection. We also invite you to:
January Newsletter
I am grateful that LA County recognizes that arts and culture strengthen the quality of life and the social and economic development of our people and communities. The Countywide Cultural Policy, adopted by the Board in 2020, serves as a roadmap for how the County and its departments can ensure that every resident has meaningful access to arts and culture… Learn More
Cultural Policy Report Back
The 2022-23 County Wide Cultural Policy Report collectes updates on how the Department of Arts and Culture is implementing the Countywide Cultural Policy.
Arts and Culture Newsletter | August, 2023
As summer comes to a close, I am happy to share that #LACountyArts Grants Season is here...
June 2023 _ News
This month I am delighted to share the Arts Education Collective’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Book, which highlights two decades of advancing equity in arts education...
Civic Art Division Annual Report
Civic Art Division annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
As it continues to expand access to the arts for all residents, the Board of Supervisors today [unanimously] approved a motion by Supervisors Solis and Kuehl to adopt the LA County Cultural Policy Strategic Plan.