The LA County Arts Education Collective tracks and publishes reports to help the field get smarter about how to advance arts education in the County.

2021-22 End of Year Report

2021-22 End of Year Report

Thursday, December 1, 2022

This report, summarizing activities and events from the 2021-22 fiscal year, attests to the enduring importance and longevity of the Arts Ed Collective. Read more about how culturally sustaining and healing-centered approaches to arts education are working to transform public education and County systems.

Curriculum Guide

Creative Wellbeing Curriculum Guide (2022)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Creative Wellbeing is an approach for fostering communities of wellness, especially for systems-impacted youth, those who are vulnerable to becoming systems- impacted, and the adults who support them. This approach provides culturally relevant, healing-centered, arts-based workshops for young people under 25 and professional development coaching for youth-serving adults—educators, service providers, and community based organizations.

FY 20-21 Arts Education Collective EOY

2020-21 End of Year Report

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The 2020-21 End of Year Report provides an overview of how the Arts Ed Collective now formally extends beyond public education and aims to change the social conditions and broader public systems that impact where and how young people access learning in and through the arts.

Healing-Centered Engagement

Thursday, September 9, 2021

To learn more about the emerging field of Healing Centered Engagement, especially as it relates to arts based youth development, please download our zine Healing-Centered Engagement—Reflections and Insights from the Field.

Creative Wellbeing - Evalutation

Creative Wellbeing: Arts, Schools, and Resilience Evaluation 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

An evaluation of the initial implementation of Creative Wellbeing was conducted by Harder+Company Community Research

Arts Ed Collective 2019-20 End of Year Report

Monday, December 14, 2020

The 2019-20 End of Year Report provides an overview of how the Arts Ed Collective has adapted our work to support partners, youth, and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This summative report on activities between January and June 2020 addresses the ways in which County agencies, school districts, and community-based organizations are pivoting to remote programs and services to ensure that youth across the region engage in quality arts education.

Arts Ed Collective 2019-20 Interim Report for Stakeholders

Friday, April 24, 2020

These are difficult times for our collective impact initiative and for the youth whose creative needs we aim to meet. With Arts Ed Collective staff working remotely and our operations running, we continue to support the field through ongoing programs, and we are adapting our work to support partners, youth, families, and the general public in response to the dynamic challenges posed by COVID-19.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Building Creative Career Pathways for Youth: A Field Scan for Los Angeles County identifies existing pathways and programs already serving LA County Youth ages 14 to 24, especially those who face barriers to work. Through labor market analysis, review of the literature, and stakeholder engagement, the authors identified four types of creative career pathway programs and related services, identified barriers, challenges, and opportunities, and developed recommendations for implementation and improvement.

A Portrait of Los Angeles County

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Portrait of Los Angeles County is an exploration of how LA County residents are faring in terms of well-being and equity. It examines well-being and access to opportunity using the human development framework and index, presenting American Human Development (HD) Index scores for LA County places and demographic groups and exploring a range of critical issues, including health, education, living standards, environmental justice, housing, homelessness, violence, and inequality.

Cultural Equity And Inclusion Initiative

Friday, June 15, 2018

This report outlines the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, an 18-month public process that led to the development of 13 recommendations to the LA County Board of Supervisors to ensure that everyone in LA County has equitable access to arts and culture, and to improve inclusion in the wider arts ecology for all residents in every community.