At least two Los Angeles County supervisors want more diversity in the exhibits, shows and displays at Los Angeles arts institutions to attract a more varied audience.
Supervisors Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas will ask their colleagues on the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to approve a motion that will establish an advisory group that will make recommendations to enhance participation and leadership from "underrepresented communities" in the arts.
A new study from Michigan State University found that childhood participation in arts and crafts leads to innovation, patents, and increases the odds of starting a business as an adult. The researchers found that people who own businesses or patents received up to eight times more exposure to the arts as children than the general public.
Artists find inspiration in most everything, but on Friday artists from Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties converged on ARK 2000 in San Andreas to view residents of the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s sanctuary.
A noted supporter of the arts, Sands was a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Arts and served on the board of the Los Angeles Opera. He was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts by President George W. Bush and served on the California Arts Council.
A typically contemplative gallery room at The Haggin Museum came alive Sunday with dance, music, readings and even a little comedy for the 12th annual Tarde de Flor y Canto, a celebration showcasing the vast local talent that draws from the area’s Mexican, Latino and indigenous cultures.
A new national study paints a bleak economic picture of African American and Latino nonprofit museums and performing arts companies and suggests that donors may have to let weaker organizations wither so that the strongest ones can grow.
A group of inmates at Donovan state prison is taking arts classes designed to encourage creativity, connection and sharing. The goal of Project PAINT is to cut down on violence in prison and reduce recidivism.
Veterans aren’t always ready to discuss their experiences when they return home. The Nevada County Arts Council hopes to change that by putting cameras in the hands of veterans, and letting them tell their stories through the shutter’s view.
They were screened and fingerprinted; they were given a list of things they could and could not do; they were told what colors they should not wear, questions they could not ask. They have to be admitted by guards. They were warned that some of the girls may have difficulty expressing themselves, may start fights.
A few days ago a former student of mine, on tour with a Broadway show in North Carolina, e-mailed me as part of a Board on which we both to ask whether public education has improved in the past 20 years.
A certain percentage of people go to the opera in order to be seen, to impress their bosses (or in-laws), or because it's what their friends and neighbors expect them to do. But if you are actually a member of the opera chorus, it's probably because it feeds your soul.
Los Angeles will announce a new Citywide Mural Program on Tuesday that calls for $750,000 to be spent on the restoration and preservation of historic fine art murals as well as the development of new ones.
Amid statewide financial woes, five years ago, the Paso Robles Unified School District was reeling in the throes of a budget crisis, mailing pink slips to teachers and cutting sports and arts programs.
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If AB 189 becomes law, cultural districts could apply to get recognition similar to that of historical districts. The bill tasks the California Arts Council with administering the program, which invites artsy hotbeds as organized and manufactured as NTC at Liberty Station or grassroots and organic as Barrio Logan to apply for the official state designation.
Few school districts have made the commitment that California's Chula Vista Unified has to the arts, and the importance of arts integration-teaching everything through the arts-in all disciplines in schools representing over 30,000 students.
The California Arts Council is inviting all fourth and fifth grade students in California to participate in a contest that aims to raise awareness of water conservation practices and educate students about the issue of California's drought.
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In a new contest announced Wednesday by the California Arts Council, students are invited to design a poster that showcases unique and creative ways to reduce water consumption. The winners' artwork will be displayed in the State Capitol.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. But training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. This info-graphic shows the benefits of both.