October 8, 1987
Alice Coulombe, coordinator of the Music Center's 6,000 volunteers, and Lyn Kienholz, president of the California/International Arts Foundation, have joined the board of ARTS Inc. Formed in 1984, ARTS Inc. has provided technical and management assistance to more than 500 small- and medium-size arts organizations in Los Angeles County. It also operates a loan fund.
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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.
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.
December 26, 2008 |
Just like airlines, many performing arts venues are beginning to charge more to allow ticket holders to stretch out their legs. The idea of charging a premium for desirable seats, as Northwest Airlines and US Airways do for aisle and exit-row seats, is catching on with symphonies, ballets, operas and theater companies. And consumers lining up to buy tickets to "The Nutcracker," "A Christmas Carol" and holiday concerts this month may as well get used to it.
May 23, 2007 |
Nonprofit arts groups, including museums, orchestras, theaters and dance companies, contributed $166.2 billion and 5.7 million jobs to the U.S. economy in 2005, according to an advocacy group urging more funding for the arts. The numbers undercut a common belief that spending on arts and culture comes at the expense of economic development, said Randy Cohen, vice president of policy and research at Americans for the Arts, which released the report Tuesday.