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LA Arts Funders Meeting - March

Thursday, March 12, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
LA County Department of Arts and Culture
1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Join us for the next LA Arts Funders Meeting on Thursday, March 12 from 10 am – noon at the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.

This meeting will focus on Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), which took effect on January 1, 2020. The new law makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors, instead of employees. It is already affecting freelancers and businesses of all types throughout California, including the nonprofit arts and culture sector, and individual artists. Californians for the Arts will break down the law, new classification rules, compliance options, exemptions that apply to artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and potential amendments.

In addition, Kristin Sakoda, Director of the LA County Department of Arts and Culture, will provide an update on the development of an LA County cultural policy, which will serve as a road map for how all County departments can contribute to cultural life.

As usual, there will also be time to exchange updates and help requests among participants.

This program is part of SCG's 2020 recurring programs. To register for all upcoming dates, please click the "Register for Recurring Dates" button.

Recurring Dates:

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
LA Arts Funders Group is open to public and private sector grantmakers that fund arts grants in the Southern California region. Grantmaking organizations that also solicit funds are expected to designate representatives whose role involves program and/or policy, not solely development. Philanthropic consultants must be current members of Southern California Grantmakers.

If you aren't an SCG member and haven't attended an LA Arts Funders meeting before, please email Morgan Bennett at [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.

Please register online by Tuesday, March 10 if you plan to attend.

Click here for detailed directions and parking information. Consult LA Metro trip planner for public transportation routes.

Public parking is available at:

  • 636 S Bixel St -- $12
  • 1055 Wilshire Blvd -- $20

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.

Upcoming 2020 LA Arts Funders Meetings
LAAF meetings will be held on the following Thursdays from 10 am-noon. Location information TBD.

  • March 12
  • May 14 – Preparing for 2028, hosted by City of LA Dept of Cultural Affairs
  • July 9
  • September 10
  • November 12
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