Community Arts Division

Phone: 213-202-5500

DCA’s Community Arts Division offers high-quality instruction in the arts; produces solo and group art exhibitions; creates outreach programs for underserved populations; develops special initiatives for young people; and promotes numerous events during the year that celebrate the cultural diversity of the community. The Division also engages in historic conservation efforts and conducts educational tours at its historical sites. DCA’s galleries present high-quality arts exhibitions reflective of the diversity of Los Angeles.

The Division includes both DCA Managed Facilities and Public/Private Partnership Arts Facilities. DCA Managed Facilities are programmed and staffed by DCA full and part-time employees. Public/Private Partnership Arts Facilities are programmed and staffed by nonprofit service providers through lease agreements with the City and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with DCA for program operations. In FY19/20, DCA manages and programs: 22 Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Centers including 9 Arts and Cultural Centers, 7 Galleries, 4 Performing Arts Facilities, and 2 Historic Sites; oversees an additional 10 Public/Private Partnership Arts Facilities; and also manages 3 Prop K Facilities in Development.

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Leslie Thomas

Community Arts Division Director

323-644-6277

Elizabeth Morin

Arts Manager, Special Projects
213-202-5567

Dale Madison

Art Instructor
213-202-5507

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