Meeting Archive:
Navigating the Political Landscape


Meeting Description:
Navigating the Political Landscape
Effecting Change in the Arts
 
Key takeaways:
  • Learn how to be involved in the advocacy process 
  • Hear from both the arts and political perspectives 
Creative Vitality Suite is happy to welcome Sofia Klatzker, Executive Director of Arts for LA and California State Senator, Ben Allen to our 3rd and final webinar in the 2017 series: Advocating for the Arts. This webinar will take place on Thursday, June 22, 12pm MDT2pm EDT  
Details
Date: Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM MDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Creative Vitality Suite
 Presenter Information
Sofia Klatzker
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Sofia Klatzker
Executive Director
Arts for LA
 
Sofia Klatzker was named the executive director of Arts for LA in April 2015, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in arts policy, arts education, and grantmaking programs. She plays a pivotal role ensuring the greater Los Angeles region is one in which government, education, business, and residents value, support, and fully integrate the arts into the fabric of civic life. Prior to Arts for LA, Klatzker led several successful initiatives within the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. She oversaw the county’s grant-making and professional development programs, serving close to 400 organizations. Klatzker serves on the boards of California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts and sits on the California Alliance for Arts Education’s Policy Council. She received her bachelor’s degree in electronic music composition from Oberlin Conservatory and a master’s degree in arts administration from Goucher College.

Ben Allen
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Ben Allen
California State Senator
 
California State Senator Ben Allen was elected in 2014 to represent the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside, Hollywood and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. Allen serves as chair of the Senate Education Committee and the legislature's Joint Committee on the Arts. As chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, Allen authored successful legislation that reinstated teaching credentials for theatre and dance educators. Allen is fighting for increased access to the arts in schools, especially in disadvantaged communities, and is working to keep entertainment industry jobs in California. Allen has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and a juris doctorate from UC Berkeley.