Create CA

welcome to LA County’s movement for arts education



LA County is the creative capital of the world.

However, less than 15% of schools offer yearlong arts instruction to all students. By not providing arts for every student, every year, our schools are in violation of California's education code.


We must hold our school districts accountable for how our students are learning. Create LA County is part of a statewide movement called Create CA to connect passionate, engaged people to vital resources, ideas, and solutions that help all citizens push for real change.


Join the Movement

As active citizens in your community, you have a vital role in not only directly advocating for arts education, but encouraging others to pay attention to our local system.

Sign up to be part of the Create LA County community, and you’ll also get connected to the statewide Create CA effort. We’ll share opportunities to take action, event information, and downloadable resources to help you spread the word and advocate within your community.

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Spread the word! Download the flyer.

Make your voice heard

This May and June, community forums will be held to envision how together - we can create and support thriving children, healthy families, and stronger communities through the arts. Below are the upcoming dates, but go here to find out more information and RSVP.

  • 5/18 at 9:30 am — Antelope Valley Partners for Health in Lancaster

  • 5/30 at 6:00 pm — Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles

  • 6/4 at 6:00 pm — Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center in Compton

  • 6/6 at 6:00 pm — Lawndale High School in Lawndale

  • 6/8 at 9:30 am — Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Santa Clarita

  • 6/10 at 6:00 pm — Long Beach City College in Long Beach

  • 6/12 at 1:00 pm — dA Center for the Arts in Pomona

  • 6/13 at 1:00 pm — The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts in Northridge

  • 6/15 at 9:30 am — Whittier Community Center in Whittier

  • 6/19 at 1:00 pm — Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles

  • 6/22 at 9:30 am — Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica

Create LA County is the collaborative work of LA County Arts Ed Collective, Create CA, and local partners.

To dive deeper on data sources from our advocacy poster, go here.

To learn more about the statewide campaign:


Special thanks to our incredible funders who have made all of this possible: Hewlett Foundation, Stuart Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Music Man Foundation, California Arts Council, John and Marcia Goldman Foundation, Moss Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.