Art Program Guide
As articulated in detail in the Introduction and Policy Goals in the CRA/LA Art Policy, it is the intent of the CRA/LA to make artists and the arts primary resources in the revitalization of the City. Through this commitment, the CRA/LA, the City, and its communities will reap the physical, social, cultural, and economic benefits that will strengthen and sustain communities over time.
The CRA/LA has two categories of initiatives that form the basis of its own commitment to the arts. Cultural Trust Fund projects utilize developer contributions to stimulate visual improvements and support, retain, or expand cultural facilities. The CRA/LA also involves artists in the design of public projects it oversees. These are often funded through Tax Increment, other CRA/LA funding sources, or grants from the public and private sector.
The Art Program Guide addresses oversight and management of the public sector portion of the Art Policy while the Developer Guide provides details on private sector projects and processes.
The Art Program Guide was approved by the CRA/LA’s Board of Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Council in March 2005. It contains the following sections: Overview, Cultural Trust Funds and Projects, Agency-Initiated Projects, Other Art Program Activities, Procedures (Art Advisory Panels, Artist Selection Process, Art Budget, Artwork Ownership and Maintenance, Plaques, Acknowledgements and Public Information Materials, and Cultural Affairs Department Coordination & Approvals), and Definitions.