The Los Angeles County Arts Commission will host a countywide series of “Create the Future: 2019 Arts Education Community Forums” in May and June to envision how residents can work together to create and support thriving children, healthy families and stronger communities through arts education.
In May 2018 the Board of Supervisors identified the need for an updated regional plan for arts education that reflects the current priorities and educational landscape of LA County and addresses both in-school and out-of-school learning opportunities.
Ten Community Forums will be held in all five county districts to engage youth, parents, artists, and community members — as well as representatives from schools, arts organizations, local businesses, creative industries, workforce development, social services, and local government in the conversation.
A Community Forum is set for the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Saturday, June 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sports Complex is located at 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91351.
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Today, arts education is more than an arts issue or an education issue – it is also an economic and community wellness issue. The 2019 Otis Report on the Creative Economy found that one in seven jobs in LA County are generated by the creative economy and creative industry workers are paid almost double the countywide average.
Young people who receive a well-rounded education that includes the arts are given the tools they need to achieve their full potential.
But, together, LA residents must shape policy that ensures quality arts education for the future.
The free forums will involve interactive conversations and arts experiences and are open to all Los Angeles County residents. A light meal will be served.
To see the complete list of Community Forums, click here.
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, encompassing 88 municipalities, including funding and job opportunities, professional development and general resources. For more information, visit lacountyarts.org.