CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
A new city-commissioned study says businesses dealing with the arts generate $1.27 billion a year in economic activity. The six-month study found that businesses dealing with the arts employ more than 8,500 people. In addition, art show visitors generate 10,000 additional jobs. Art exhibits also benefit the city spiritually, said Maria Luisa de Herrera, city cultural affairs administrator. "The human race's creative nature needs to be fed.
October 1, 1992 |
Although several departments were spared threatened cuts when the County Board of Supervisors approved its 1992-93 budget Tuesday, it appears that county arts programs must bite the bullet immediately. Details of the $13-billion budget are still unclear, even to staff in the Chief Administrator's office, but arts programs were not listed among the departments that had funds temporarily restored. As expected, it appears that the County Museum of Art will sustain a cut of $1.
August 8, 1990 |
The financially strapped Los Angeles Festival, still short of its $4.7-million goal, may refuse a $30,000 grant from the NEA because of the agency's anti-obscenity stance, the festival's executive director said Tuesday. Although the arts festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, still needs $200,000 before its slated Sept.
August 1, 1990
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved $112,000 in matching grants to 20 county arts organizations through the National-State-County Partnership. The grants range from $20,000 to the group Visual Communications to hire a full-time publications editor and produce program catalogues for a film and video series to $1,000 to XTET/Just the X of Us to help produce a chamber music program for the Open Festival component of September's L.A. Festival.
August 11, 1990 |
Los Angeles Festival may cut some of its 230 scheduled programs by the end of next week if its $4.7-million budget for the Sept. 1-16 arts extravaganza is not met, executive director Judith Luther said Tuesday. "It's possible," Luther said when asked of the cuts. She added, however, "I think it's very likely that the money could come in. We've got a lot of things pending that could come in very quickly. If (all the funding requests) we've got out came in, we'd be home free."
June 5, 1990 |
On the heels of a season in which the Master Chorale of Orange County amassed a $37,000 debt to the Pacific Symphony, the chorale will engage the Pasadena and Long Beach symphonies during its 1990-91 four-concert season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The concerts with the Pasadena Symphony on Sept. 22 and with the Long Beach Symphony on April 14, 1991 mark the first time these orchestras have appeared with the chorale, and also their first performances at the Center.
July 21, 1990
Bodybuilding has its place, but it's not in the Olympics (July 14). Ben Weider's attempt to crowbar body exhibitions into the category of sport is more ludicrous than persuasive. Few would agree with Weider's claim that putting a good body on display is as worthy as swimming fast, but, agree or not, swimming, like every other Olympic event, is measured by performance, not show.
July 5, 1991 |
A civic task force studying ways to make the arts more accessible to diverse communities in Los Angeles has proposed a revolutionary restructuring of how government and private foundations allocate money to artists and arts institutions. The panel making the recommendations is the Multicultural Arts Working Group, part of the larger 2000 Partnership organization that is studying ways the city will evolve as it nears the turn of the century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1988
Special Saturday classes in the arts will be offered to high school students throughout Los Angeles County beginning in the fall, officials announced Tuesday. For eight weeks beginning Oct.