Community-Based Arts Education

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, specifically through the work of the Arts Ed Collective, is committed to systems-reform efforts that emphasize a coordinated approach for positive youth development. Recognizing that the arts are an integral part of individual and community wellness, our goal is to embed the arts within multiple community-based settings and County systems of care to promote healing and overall well-being, strengthen youth development outcomes, and strengthen protective factors among LA County youth, families, and communities disproportionately impacted by the justice system and other systemic inequities.


Arts and Justice Reform

Countywide plan for elevating and sustaining the arts as a criminal justice reform strategy.

Arts In Institutions & Communities

Teaching artists and community-based organizations providing arts instruction and mentorship for youth.

Healing Centered Practices

A multi-year exploration of arts-based healing-centered engagement.

Creative Wellbeing

An approach for building communities of wellness, through arts-based strategies.


Ways to Engage


Professional development, networking and learning opportunities for artists, educators, and advocates.


Potential contract opportunities for artists and community-based organizations.



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