Back to top

Arts in Education Action Forum: Envisioning Arts Education’s Role in Advancing Los Angeles County over the Next Decade

Thursday, January 28, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Add to Calendar

In October 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Arts for All: Children, Youth, and Families, Los Angeles County’s New Regional Blueprint for Arts Education, which puts forward a vision of expanding the scope of arts education in school, after school, and in communities, and centers equity, healing-informed practice, and creative career pathways. Join the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and local youth leaders in the arts to:

  • Learn about and examine the new Regional Blueprint for Arts Education
  • Surface important roles for arts education in addressing historical inequities
  • Envision healing-informed, culturally inclusive, and arts-based strategies to support youth and their communities
  • Offer space to envision an expanded role for arts education, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and the eventual rebound from the pandemic

About the Series
The Arts in Education Action Forum is presented by the LA County Arts Education Collective Funders Council and Southern California Grantmakers to generate dialogue and build understanding about promising practices in arts education across the broader philanthropic field. The Funders Council is a collaborative of public and private funders whose members pool resources, track and respond to trends in arts and education, and determine how funds should be allocated to most effectively advance the shared goals of the LA County Arts Ed Collective.

The Forum provides semi-annual convenings for examining the powerful role arts education plays in youth, community, and economic development throughout the region. The forum examines strategies that employ arts education to promote growth, healing, and success among young people, particularly those who have been denied or prevented from accessing such resources or opportunities by institutions, systems, and/or dominant power structures. This may include Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color, current or former foster youth, as well as youth who are currently or formerly homeless, impacted by the justice system, LGBTQ+, migrants, English language learners, living in poverty, in rural areas, and/or with disabilities. Participants in the forum engage in generative cross-sector conversations; new questions and fresh perspectives are as welcome as insights gained from longstanding involvement with the arts-based, youth development movement.

About the Arts Ed Collective
The Arts Ed Collective is a regional, multi-stakeholder effort to ensure arts education is a meaningful part of every youth's development. It has backbone support from the LA County Department of Arts and Culture and is implemented in partnership with the LA County Office of Education's Center for Distance and Online Learning. Over its 18-year history, the Arts Ed Collective has emerged as a national model of collective impact in arts education. 

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions