EIN 20-2797313

Arts for LA

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Arts for LA leads communities, artists, and organizations to advocate for an equitable, healthy, and creative Los Angeles region through the arts. They serve as the only cross-discipline, cross-sector convenor for the arts and culture industry in Los Angeles. Their work involves providing information about the creative economy and cultural policy issues to over 75,000 subscribers of their website and social media platforms. Arts for LA focuses on connecting the arts & culture sector and leadership development of artists.
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Program areas at Arts for LA

Arts for La provided information about the creative economy and cultural policy issues to over 75,000 subscribers of our website and social media platforms. Arts for las work centers around connecting the Arts & culture sector, leadership development of Arts workers, and learning by investing in research initiatives. We planned and executed one year-long outreach and education campaign, #artsmakela, designed to inform los angeles county on the value of the Arts in the region. We coordinated regional media campaigns to build awareness of the issues that impact the creative sector in los angeles, and act as a spokesperson for the Arts and creative sector in the region. We continue to serve as a trusted resource for the media, government agencies, officials and the sector at-large. Arts for La led one series of region-wide community listening sessions that engaged 356 participants through a total of 9 meetings in facilitated conversations designed to help Arts for La better understand the challenges of the Arts and culture sector and to continue to be responsive to the primary issues of the field. Additionally, in february of 2022, Arts for La published, las performing Arts and reopening survey which provided a deeper understanding of the current needs of las performing Arts organizations and offered a comparative look at how the needs of these organizations have changed over time. We trained 68 community members across the three tracks of our activate leadership development program. Through our activate delegates track, we trained participants to understand the political process and how to be civically engaged in los angeles. Through our activate emerging Arts leaders track we helped participants ideate and execute targeted community engagement programs for the emerging Arts leader community of los angeles. Through our activate protege track, participants received personalized professional development through one-on-one mentorships with seasoned Arts and culture leaders. These 68 community members joined an activate alumni network of nearly 600 individuals that Arts for La continues to engage in support of artists, Arts workers, and Arts organizations across the los angeles region. Additionally, we educated 665 educators, parents, community members on the importance of Arts education and why it is important for Arts education to be included in learning continuity and attendance plans for school districts. We also convened 245 attendees, representing 150+ organizations, through our annual summit, known as the state of the Arts summit.

Who funds Arts for LA

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Annenberg FoundationGeneral Operating Support$50,000
California Community FoundationArts$40,500
Louis L Borick FoundationCharitable Donation$20,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Arts for LA

Gustavo HerreraChief Executive Officer$125,000
Cordelia IstelDirector of Organizing and Strategy
Cindy McHaleDirector of Development
Fred GoldsteinSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary$0
Aj Moultrie "AjMusic Artist, Media Producer, and Art Director
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Arts for LA

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$853,933
Program services$114,605
Investment income and dividends$5,226
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$973,764

Form 990s for Arts for LA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-10-06990View PDF
2021-062022-08-08990View PDF
2020-062022-06-01990View PDF
2020-062021-06-30990View PDF
2019-062021-02-17990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
November 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Louis L Borick Foundation
November 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Annenberg Foundation
May 15, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $45,000 from California Community Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Political advocacyLobbyingReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 4099
West Covina, CA 91791
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
(213) 225-7580
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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