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July 30, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Are public grants awarded by the much-heralded Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts subject to private political pressures, either real or imagined? That unfortunate question surfaced Saturday, when documents obtained by The Times showed that $352,000 in previously undisclosed discretionary grants had been awarded to 32 area organizations by the city's Cultural Affairs Department.
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June 29, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An even $3 million in cultural grants from the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts will be announced today by Mayor Tom Bradley and City Councilman Joel Wachs, highlighting a $10.3-million 1992-93 Cultural Affairs Department budget that goes into effect Wednesday.
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June 29, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An even $3 million in cultural grants from the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts will be announced today by Mayor Tom Bradley and City Councilman Joel Wachs, highlighting a $10.3-million 1992-93 Cultural Affairs Department budget that goes into effect Wednesday.
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February 27, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest step toward determining the city's arts funding for 1992-93, a Cultural Affairs Department audit released Tuesday recommends using funds from the L.A. Endowment for the Arts to pay for cultural services which normally come under the city's general fund. The much heralded arts endowment, which reached $6.1 million in 1991-92, is a trust fund established in 1988 by the City Council for grants, festivals and public art projects.
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September 4, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART WRITER
Friday is the application deadline for next year's round of grants to be given out by the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts.
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September 21, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
The windfall of arts funds for local artists, which began with the passage last November of the more than $20 million Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, is getting a $2.7-million addition--plus several million more in years to come--from another local government agency, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. The agency is allocating one-half of 1% of all construction costs for its rail transit commuter lines for public art works in each of its stations.
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August 30, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to strengthen the involvement of artists and arts professionals--and not politicians--in divvying up the city's growing Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department has made several major changes in its grants program.
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December 22, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Tom Bradley have approved nearly $1 million in arts grants through the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, with more than one-third of the money going for the first time to individual artists. The council and Bradley approved a total of $989,660 in cultural grants, including $369,900 for 72 individual artists and another $52,500 for 20 fledgling arts groups--both of which have previously been ineligible for city funds.
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October 11, 1988 | ZAN DUBIN
Joel Wachs is on a mission. Like a presidential hopeful, the Los Angeles City Councilman has recently been on the stump marshaling support for his brainchild, the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, which, he says, could "propel the city into the forefront of our nation's cultural capitals." "The proposed endowment could raise from $20 million to $25 million a year for the arts in Los Angeles," Wachs told a group of artists at a funding conference in Pasadena.
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August 31, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
Some of Los Angeles' struggling artists and fledgling arts groups may now get a small cut of the city's new multimillion-dollar arts endowment. Under the new guidelines adopted by the City Council this week, up to $800,000 from the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts may become available to individuals and less established arts organizations that, for the most part, have not been able to raise substantial amounts of money on their own.
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February 12, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Confederation of the Arts, a powerful statewide advocacy group that normally lobbies for statewide arts funding, Monday announced a Los Angeles campaign to maintain the city's Arts Endowment grants at $3 million. "We'll use the model of the same statewide activities we've been doing on a city level," Tarabu Betserai, the confederation's Southern California field director, told The Times. "We need to educate people and let them know that their success in the budgeting process . . .
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November 8, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Travelers using the newly relocated downtown Greyhound Bus terminal at 7th Street near Alameda have more than just a refurbished building to look at. Also on view is the first piece of art financed by a new city program that draws money for public art from assessments on commercial construction.
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September 4, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART WRITER
Friday is the application deadline for next year's round of grants to be given out by the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts.
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August 23, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arts grants to 12 organizations and individuals denied funding last month through the L.A. Endowment for the Arts were approved Thursday by the Cultural Affairs Commission, the governing body for the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The awards were made through the city's first-ever grant appeals process, which has sparked controversy in arts circles because only $55,075 was available to satisfy 57 organizations that filed appeals asking for a total of $1.3 million.
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July 31, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department has a seemingly impossible new task: which of the 57 arts groups appealing their initial rejection for L.A. Endowment for the Arts money will get a portion of the relatively small $55,075 set aside on appeal. Last month, 243 artists and arts organizations were awarded a total of $2,844,925. Now, in the city's first-ever appeals process, groups and individuals ranging from powerhouses such as the Museum of Contemporary Art to the minuscule California E.
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June 25, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the biggest surprises among the 1991-92 Cultural Affairs grants: the Los Angeles Festival will get only $35,000 of the $150,000 it sought from the city to help fund this year's planning for the next festival. Already troubled financially, the festival plummets from being one of the city's top grant awardees to 11th place. In 1990, the city department awarded the festival a total of $104,000. In 1989, the festival was given a grant of $100,000.
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March 17, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN
Henry Brown, a homeless man painting a mural on Skid Row, has a dream shared by many from the blighted area who met there Wednesday to discuss their hopes for the new $20-million Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts. "I'd like to see a place I can go and work, where I can refine my talent and get materials," said Brown, one of about 100 gathered at the East 6th Street office of the Homeless Outreach Program, a service organization. "You see all those unfinished drawings?"
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March 11, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN
In another unusually strong show of local art world activism that's fast becoming the norm, a throng of black artists and arts administrators turned out Thursday night to voice concerns over spending plans for the new $20-million Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts. The vociferous, standing-room-only crowd of nearly 600, composed mostly of emerging independent artists and officials from small, struggling organizations, gathered at an auditorium near USC.
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June 25, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a recessionary year rife with city budget cuts, 1991-92 Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts grants have survived virtually uncut at $3 million. Grants to artists and arts organizations will be formally announced by the Cultural Affairs Department on July 7. The grants range from $95,000 each for the L.A. Music Center Opera and L.A. Philharmonic Assn. to $1,500 each for small arts groups such as Donna Sternberg & Dancers and the Debussy Trio Music Foundation.
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August 30, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to strengthen the involvement of artists and arts professionals--and not politicians--in divvying up the city's growing Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts, the L.A. Cultural Affairs Department has made several major changes in its grants program.
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