Lynn Criswell, Future Memories, 2015 (detail)
In 2002, the Board of Supervisors established the LA County Arts Education Collective and adopted the Regional Blueprint for Arts Education, the guiding framework for expanding arts instruction in all 81 school district located across LA County.
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. Today, arts education is more than an arts issue or an education issue - it is also an economic and community wellness issue. Young people who receive a well-rounded education that includes the arts are given the tools they need to achieve their full potential, and strengthen their communities.
This May and June the Arts Commission invites all LA County residents to a series of community forums to envision how together we can create and support thriving children, healthy families, and stronger communities through the arts.