Arts for Santa Clarita
We are dedicated to enriching our community
through the development and facilitation of
arts programming, facilities, education, support, and advocacy.
Do You Value The
Wearing a RED SHIRT
In early 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had planned on voting on 2 new Ordinances that have the potential to bring over $4 Million in funding to public art, cultural preservation, art restoration, and arts programming. We have a lot of applicable land in Santa Clarita that will benefit from these Ordinances. If they pass, we would create funding opportunities for all of us to DO MORE ART and ENJOY MORE ART!
Millions of Dollars in Funding for the Arts!
The vote was originally planned for Feb 4th, 2020, but the vote was abruptly put off until April. We do not know why it was rescheduled at the last moment, but in March of 2020, the county's focus had to shift due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As far as we know, this arts funding is still on hold, and we hope to witness the vote on the new date, whenever it is scheduled.
If you are someone who believes we should place more value in the Arts, then don't miss this opportunity to join like-minded people and make a positive change.
Did You Know?
A Recent Study rated the greater Los Angeles Ara as the 3rd most vibrant arts community in the country, yet the LA region ranks 297th in public funding for arts and culture.
I want to do something to make a difference.
Please join us to attend the vote for this Arts funding. Until then, please sign and share the petition in support of this investment in the Arts.
Tell me more details:
Note: We will update these out-of-date details when we have new information, for now this is all we know:
On February 4, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will be voting on 2 new Ordinances that will require all private commercial developments (that meet a certain budget threshold) to allocate 1% of the construction costs towards the arts in Los Angeles County. The funds must be spent within a 5 mile radius of the commercial development and can be used for: (1) a new physical art display; (2) the repair / renovation of cultural facilities; (3) art preservation; OR (4) art programming!
Commercial, as used in the proposed Ordinances, is defined as developments for commercial and large-scale residential use (with many exemptions notably low-income and veteran housing).
These new Ordinances, if passed, will apply to the non-incorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley and the rest of Los Angeles County. 350 municipalities within Los Angeles County have already implemented a similar fee for new public buildings (including the City of Santa Clarita).
We will be meeting at the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station
22122 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
To take the 7:55 AM train to Downtown Los Angeles.
The meeting will be held at Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St., Ste. 383, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and begins at 9:30am.
Our voice is louder when we speak standing together. It is anticipated that there will be a large turnout of private development firms that routinely oppose any new ordinance proposing a building cost increase. However, if will be very impactful if we can sit in the audience wearing red shirts, as that is the color dedicated to the support of Arts! Hopefully we can outnumber the suits!!
Contact us if you would like to make a public comment at the meeting!
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Thank you for being an active member of the community.