Arts for LA is powered by people like you who believe in the power of arts and culture to transform lives, bring together neighborhoods, and make Los Angeles County a dynamic and rewarding place to live, work, and play.
Many of Arts for LA's programs, such as ACTIVATE, are supported by foundations, yet our most valuable work, and the work for which we were founded, is funded by our Contributing Members through their dues: advocating for the arts with elected officials and policy makers.
Beginning with surveying candidates in 2008, this work has expanded into ArtsVote, which includes candidate forums, registering arts and culture sites as polling places, legislation tracking, ArtsDay and ArtsWeek, among other strategies. This grassroots, electoral work receives no foundation funding.
Will you consider becoming a Contributing Member?
Contributing Members, who donate $25 or more ($2 a month), will have access to insider benefits and special perks throughout the year, including:
- An Arts Advocate button. Pin it to your jacket and use it as a way to share the power of the arts with others.
- Periodic contests and giveaways for tickets to cultural events and other cool swag.
- Regular email updates from the Arts for LA team with opportunities to take action, volunteer, and make a difference in your community.
- A voice in Southern California, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C.
Premium Members, who donate $50 or more, will have access to all of the above benefits, as well as a limited edition tote-bag, declaring yourself an arts advocate.
Sustaining Members, who donate $100 or more, will have access to all of the above benefits, as well as one free ticket to the annual LA Convergence.
Adding your voice to our growing network will strengthen Arts for LA, as it works to promote policies that uphold these values:
- Every resident deserves access to a variety of arts and cultural experiences, both in the major arts institutions and in neighborhood cultural centers and programs.
- Arts education is central to the development of all children and to ongoing creative engagement for people of all ages.
- Artists and arts organizations require a social environment that values and supports their contributions and encourages excellence.
- The breadth, depth, and diversity of artistic and cultural life are critical measures of the vitality of Los Angeles.
Arts for LA envisions the greater Los Angeles region as one in which government, education, business and residents value, support and fully integrate the arts—in all their diversity—into the fabric of civic life.
Contributing Membership in Arts for LA is an investment in a healthy, prosperous, and vibrant future for Los Angeles.