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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Arts for LA - Great Day for Arts throughout Los Angeles

Nearly 500 advocates crowded City Hall on April 17, 2013, ArtsDay to hear the Los Angeles City Council celebrate the role of arts and culture in making our city vibrant. 

Thank you to all of the City of Los Angeles Council Members that offered such incredible praise for the arts in Los Angeles on the Council broadcast. 

Thanks to Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA and to Olga Garay-English, Executive Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles along with their staff members for their ongoing support of this event and for arts throughout the Los Angeles region.

In addition to Arts Day, Arts for LA has been busy working on AB 580, a state bill that would refund the California Arts Council at $75 million, an increase to the NEA and retaining the charitable tax contribution in tact at the Federal level.  

The Museum’s Roger Dolin and Carolyn Uhri attended the event along with some other members of the SFV Arts Council, Valley Arts Alliance and The Museum’s Public Art Initiative. Hey, Kevin Taylor of the Reseda Neighborhood Council was there too!

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. To achieve this important goal, Arts for LA:

  • Advocates for increased support for artists and arts organizations
  • Assists local school communities in developing and supporting arts education plans
  • Fosters dialogue among policy makers, elected officials, and the public about important issues that affect the arts in their local communities and across the region
  • Provides individuals with clear and direct ways to support the arts
  • Connects a diversity of arts stakeholders into a network of informed and mobilized arts advocates

In each of these 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.

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