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Shepard Fairey Wants the World to Know That #ArtsMatter in Our Schools
Tue, July 23, 2013

Starting today, Los Angelenos will catch a glimpse of the newest artwork from famed street artist Shepard Fairey. This time, the artist isn't promoting a political candidate or drawing attention to a social movement. Click here to read more.

LA Fund brings MTA bus to the Grove to show off new arts education campaign
Tue, July 23, 2013

The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education hosted a star-studded event at the Grove shopping mall Tuesday with an unusually large guest: an MTA bus covered in artwork from street artist Shepard Fairey. Click here to read more.

L.A. Unified unveils plan to bring arts into academics
Fri, July 19, 2013

After five years of deep budget cuts in arts education, L.A. Unified is poised to inject music, dance, visual arts and theater into core academic subjects under a five-year plan unveiled Thursday. The Arts Education and Creative Cultural Network Plan will restore at least $13.5 million to arts education by 2017, bringing funding levels back to the $32 million spent five years ago. Click here to read more.

 

Could the Arts Actually Be Making a Comeback in Our Schools?
Mon, July 15, 2013

Arts education advocates are dusting off their dancing shoes in Los Angeles Unified. The school district will begin restoring art, music, dance, and theater curriculum in classrooms after years of devastating cuts with a $750,000 grant from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. Click here to read more.

LA Fund commits $750,000 to boost LAUSD arts education
Wed, July 10, 2013

Los Angeles Unified can begin reviving arts programs decimated by five years of budget cuts with a three-year, $750,000 grant from the nonprofit Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, officials said Thursday. Click here to read more.

L.A. Unified Aims to Revive Arts Education
Wed, July 10, 2013

Learn Civil War history by performing a play? Study fractions through exploration of musical scores?

After five years of brutal cuts in arts education, Los Angeles Unified is gearing up to bring more music, dance, theater and visual arts into core academic classes under a three-year, $750,000 initiative to be announced Thursday by the Los Angeles nonprofit group funding the effort. Click here for more.

 

Art in transit: Shepard Fairey's #ArtsMatter piece aboard Metro buses
Thu, July 25, 2013

Shepard Fairey’s new piece of art could soon be driving by you on the L.A. streets.

The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education on Tuesday unveiled its latest addition to its #ArtsMatter public art project, a bold graphic by Fairey that will be splashed across six city buses and hundreds of billboards for the next four weeks.

Titled “Create Your Future,” the piece is the third and final installment of L.A. Fund’s campaign to spread the word about the importance of creativity in education. (Barbara Kruger and John Baldessari also had their art aboard Metro buses.) Click here to read more. 

 

Shepard Fairey Does Street Art on L.A. Buses, Doesn't Get Arrested
Wed, July 24, 2013

What happens when you do your art on Metro transit property? If you’re a “lesser” artist, you’re targeted by authorities, fined and even sometimes jailed, which is what happened to Revok in 2011 when his probation was, yes, essentially revoked. Click here to read more.

L.A. Fund unveils Shepard Fairey art project in LAUSD campaign
Mon, July 22, 2013

Los Angeles Unified on Tuesday unveiled its final public arts project under a recent campaign -- a bold graphic by contemporary artist Shepard Fairey that will be displayed on bus wraps and hundreds of billboards promoting the importance of creativity in education. Click here to read more.

"The LA Fund's #ArtsMatter campaign reminds us that exposure to the arts is
essential for any truly meaningful education. The arts give us a deeper understanding of
our world and of ourselves. We must fight to keep them alive and well in our public schools.”

Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO of DreamWorks Animation

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