Arts for LA fosters a healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all in Los Angeles County. Taking a leadership role statewide in its arts education advocacy efforts, on a local level, Arts for LA has developed arts education teams of key stakeholders working in 22 school districts throughout Los Angeles County. Arts for LA’s ACTIVATE Arts Advocacy Leadership Program has graduated 138 local advocates for arts education and cultural policy in 26 cities and 34 school districts since beginning in 2015. The program continues to grow due to increasing demand. A renewed Hewlett Foundation grant for general operating support will expand the ACTIVATE program to all school districts in LA County and build an ACTIVATE alumni network.
About the Grantee
1149 S. Hill Street, Suite H-100, Los Angeles, CA, 90015, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
Arts for LA is an advocacy organization that focuses on funding, access, and public support for the arts. It plays a role in statewide arts advocacy, though its work focuses primarily on Los Angeles County. The organization’s training program has helped develop 300 local advocates for the arts in 40 cities and 38 school districts in Los Angeles County and is a model for advocate training in the arts. Arts for LA also partners with statewide arts education advocacy organizations and contributes to policy developments that support arts education in California public schools. Support of Arts for LA advances the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy through the Policy and Advocacy substrategy.
for arts education advocacy efforts in California
Arts for LA fosters a healthy environment in which arts and culture may thrive and be accessible to all in Los Angeles County. Having led arts education advocacy efforts statewide, the organization has developed five pilot teams in school districts throughout Los Angeles County. Trained in advocacy best practices and local infrastructure, these key stakeholders in arts education are given resources and tools to increase student access to the arts at the district and school levels.