Arts Team – Bringing Arts Back to LAUSD

The Creative Coalition ARTS TEAM
 Requests LAUSD to fund
school arts programs

Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2012) – Tomorrow, The Creative Coalition’s Arts Team meets with key policymakers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and City Hall to promote the efficacy of funding the arts in California’s public schools through monies recently acquired under the state’s Proposition 30.

“Nowhere is the economic impact of the arts more clear than here in Los Angeles.  Conversely, the budget for arts education has been slashed by 76% over the last five years,” said The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin Bronk.  “We need to invest in California’s creative future.  And beyond economics, The Creative Coalition believes that a complete education is impossible without exposure to the arts.  We’re incredibly gratified that the LAUSD has recently affirmed the arts as a core subject, and we’re hopeful that these good intentions will become a reality for LA’s public school children.”

Participants in Thursday’s advocacy efforts include actor and The Creative Coalition President Tim Daly (“Private Practice”) and actors Pamela Adlon (“Californication,” “King of the Hill”), Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”), Amy Brenneman (“Private Practice”), CCH Pounder  (Avatar), Bruce Davison (X-Men), James Kyson (“Heroes”), Joshua Leonard (Men of Honor), Howard Meltzer (Crazy Heart), Rob Morrow (“Numb3rs”), and Alfre Woodard (“Memphis Beat”).

The Creative Coalition’s Arts Team is a program that marshals leadership from the arts and entertainment arenas to help save arts funding in the public school systems.  Members of the Arts Team volunteer time to work with school boards, policy makers, parents, and other community leaders to encourage support for the arts in state and local educational budgets.

About The Creative Coalition:
The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public  importance.

For Immediate Release
Risa Kotek

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