In 2002, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Ed Collective to align efforts across the region with the ambitious goal that LA County’s 1.5 million public school students receive a well-rounded education that includes the arts.
is dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education.
The Arts Ed Collective is comprised of policy makers, educators, arts organizations, teaching artists, funders, business leaders and community advocates. Strategic direction for the initiative is guided by the Leadership Council and Funders Council. The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture staff offer administrative support and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) provides curriculum and instructional services for educators Countywide.
Collective impact is an approach to addressing complex challenges by coordinating the efforts of diverse stakeholders around a common goal.
The Arts Ed Collective employs an inclusive leadership structure that engages funders, policymakers and practitioners. Partners stimulate cross-sector dialogue that lead to well informed, field-driven strategies for promoting system-wide progress on advancing arts education.