Events
  • Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event
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    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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Creative Economy Resources

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Related Creative Economy Reports

Americans for the Arts: Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

California's Arts and Cultural Ecology (PDF)

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Welcome To Los Angeles County (You Tube video)

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts

 
Municipal Cultural Master Plans

Below are some examples of cultural master plans for cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. A recent trend in cultural planning is to focus on the development of both the cultural community and the overall creative economy.

Burbank - Burbank Cultural Arts Plan

Glendale - A Strategic Plan for the Arts in Glendale

Inglewood - Cultural Arts Master Plan (PDF)

Lancaster - Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Cultural Master Plan

Pasadena - Cultural Nexis: An Action Plan for the Cultural Sector in Pasadena

Pomona - Pomona Cultural Plan

Santa Clarita - Arts Blueprint Phase I (PDF)

Santa Monica - Creative Capital: Culture, Community, Vision

Orange County

Costa Mesa – Theater and Arts District Plan (PDF)

Laguna Beach – Community Cultural Plan For The City Of Laguna Beach (PDF)

 

Creativity Indexes

The Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™) is an index and research tool that measures annual changes in the economic health of an area by integrating economic data streams from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. The Creative Vitality™ Index is a resource for informing public policy and supporting the work of advocates for creative economies. CVI™ reports have been used as a way to define the parameters of an area's creative economy and as a means of educating communities about the components and dynamics of a creative economy.Creative Vitality™ Index

 
Arts Education K-12

LA County Arts for All

Arts Education Partnership

Commission on the Skills of the American

National Center on Education and the Economy

 
National and Regional Arts Advocacy Organizations

Americans for the Arts

Arts Education Partnership

Arts for LA

Arts Create California

Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce

The Creative Coalition

Massachusetts Economic Development

The Mayors' Institute on City Design

National Center on Education and the Economy

National Endowment for the Arts

Next Generation Arts
Nurturing California¹s Next Generation Arts and Cultural Leaders (PDF)

Project Zero

Western States Arts Federation
Western States Arts Federation Publications and Research

 
Entering the Creative Economy Workforce

Arts, Media, Entertainment Industry & Education Connecting for Students

LA Culture Net (LACN)

Next Gen Arts Nurturing California's Next Generation Arts and Cultural Leaders

 
Think Tanks and Entrepreneurship

Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles

Center for an Urban Future in New York

The Creative Economy Association of the North Shore (CEANS) in Massachusetts

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University

DigiSo at the West Virginia Economic Development Center

Project Zero

 
Professional Associations

American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)

The American Institutes of Architects, Los Angeles

American Institute of Graphic Arts

California Fashion Association

Digital Media Association (DiMA)

Dramatists Guild

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Stage Managers' Association

Toy Industry Association (TIA)

 
Selected Publications

Americans for the Arts, “Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts”

Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning Champions Report (PDF)

The Conference Board, “Ready to Innovate”
Ready to Innovate (PDF)

National Center on Education and the Economy, “Tough Choices or Tough Times: Report on Skills of the American Workforce” (PDF)

National Endowment for the Arts, “Creative Placemaking” (PDF)

Pew Charitable Trust, “Activating Cultural Capital,” (PDF)

Project Zero research (2010), Current Projects (PDF)

Rockefeller Foundation, “From Creative Economy to Creative Society,” (PDF)

 
Additional Creative Economy Research

California Cultural Data Project

Center for an Urban Future (PDF)

The Entertainment Economy Institute

NEA Artist Employment Survey Oct 2011, NEA Artists and Art Workersin the United States (PDF)
Research Note - 105

Sir Ken Robinson

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist