Arts and Culture

The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. The department fulfills its mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by Los Angeles County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.

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LA County arts organizations received funding
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Interns trained for creative industries
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Art projects commissioned for over 90 County facilities

"Arts are essential to our humanity, and a key part of healthy, vibrant communities. Our work supports the full breadth of the Los Angeles County arts and culture ecosystem—from formidable museums and presenters, to small non-profits and community-rooted organizations. We are dedicated to advancing arts, culture, and creativity throughout Los Angeles County, and increasing access to arts and culture for everyone.”

Kristin Sakoda

Director

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