news

GRAND VISION NEWS

Liz Schindler Johnson appointed L.A. County Arts Commissioner

Grand Vision's Executive Director accepts post

Liz Schindler Johnson, Grand Vision's Executive Director, was recently appointed to the LA County Arts Commission by Supervisor Janice Hahn. The Arts Commission is a pre-eminent leader and supporter of the arts ecology in the County. The role of Arts Commissioners is to advise and support the Commission's programs including civic art, arts education and grant making, as well as presenting free concerts and performances throughout the region.
 
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities and nearly 140 unincorporated areas, and provides leadership in cultural services. The Arts Commission funds 364 non-profit  arts organizations through a two-year, $9 million grant program, implements Arts For All, the LA County initiative dedicated to making the arts core in K-12 public education, funds the largest arts internship program in the country, and manages the County's civic art policy. The Arts Commission also produces free community programs, including the Emmy Award-winning LA County Holiday Celebration for public television.
 
There are 15 LA County Arts Commissioners, each supervisor appoints three individuals to represent their district. Also appointed by Supervisor Hahn were award-winning San Pedro High School band director Daniella Davidson and real estate investor Eric Eisenberg.  


Article Posted: 3/30/2017