CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000 |
A number of San Fernando Valley arts organizations will receive two-year grants from the County Arts Commission, it was announced Friday. The commission will distribute $1.9 million in grants this year to nonprofit groups throughout Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said.
February 3, 1990
Bella Lewitzky's inspired idea of a series entitled "In the Works" deserves the attention of the arts organizations of Los Angeles ("Lewitzky Series Offers Therapy for the Intimidated" by Douglas Sadownick, Jan. 20). Instead of blaming the absence of new audiences on the lack of arts education programs in the schools--a convenient escape hatch--she has taken responsibility all too frequently shirked by arts organizations to enliven the dialogue with audiences in a creative and refreshing new way. She is inviting the public to become a participant in the equation of artist, arts organization and audience.
May 16, 1990 |
San Diego City Manager John Lockwood on Tuesday said that his proposed $1.2-billion city budget for the upcoming fiscal year contains "a lot of zeros" when it comes to city funding for arts organizations. The budget that Lockwood formally released during a Tuesday press conference at City Hall would virtually eliminate funding for large and small arts organizations, which in the past have grown to depend upon city money. The cuts would affect a wide range of arts organizations.
January 7, 1989
More than $81,000 in matching grants to 19 local arts organizations have been approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The grant recipients, which were recognized for innovative contributions to the cultural health of the area, include dance and music groups, inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary organizations, theater groups, and media arts organizations.
February 4, 2009 |
With the nation's nonprofit arts organizations suffering in the dismal economy, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is offering crisis consulting to see them through. The arts aren't at the top of many lawmakers' lists for a federal bailout. So Michael Kaiser, the Kennedy Center's president, announced an unprecedented "Arts in Crisis" initiative Tuesday to offer free assistance to performing arts managers across the country.
October 2, 2012 |
At a time when budget concerns are gripping arts organizations across the country, the L.A. Master Chorale announced a gift of $1 million from Kiki and David Gindler. The gift from Gindler, who was named chairman of the L.A. Master Chorale in June, and wife Kiki will go toward establishing a Music Director's Circle at the chorale, a position available to devotees of choral music who donate $50,000 or more to the organization. In honor of the Gindlers' sizeable contribution, the Master Chorale is changing the title of music director Grant Gershon to the Kiki & David Gindler Music Director.
April 27, 2003 |
The next time you're at a $750-a-plate fund-raiser for the opera, check Placido Domingo's shadow. In it, you're likely to find a solid citizen named Marc Stern. You've probably never heard of Stern, but when a million-dollar gift falls through or a soprano comes down with a sore throat or the artistic director has a brainstorm, Stern, the chairman of the opera's board of directors, gets a call.
July 20, 1985
Twenty-three Los Angeles County-based arts organizations have been awarded a total of $109,754 in matching grants by the County Board of Supervisors through the newly formed National/State/County Partnership. Directly supervised by the board's County Music and Performing Arts Commission, the partnership provides grants to area arts organizations that have limited fund-raising abilities or resources.
November 20, 2005 |
WHERE should arts organizations go in search of better attendance? Down to the nightclub, bumpty, bumpty bump (to quote the 1970s funk ditty by Tower of Power). Or to the espresso-soaked haunts of poets, folkies and jazz fans. That's one of the recommendations in "Motivations Matter," a survey and analysis commissioned by the Wallace Foundation as part of an ongoing project to help arts presenters build audiences.