Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) generates and supports high-quality arts and cultural experiences for Los Angeles' 4 million residents and 25 million annual visitors. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and assures access to arts and cultural experiences through grant making, marketing, public art, community arts programming, arts education, and partnerships with artists and arts and cultural organizations in neighborhoods
throughout the City of Los Angeles.
DCA's operating budget and managed portfolio totaled $36.7 million in fiscal year 2009/10.
It consisted of: $9.6 million in Transient Occupancy Tax funds; $12.2 million in funds from
the Public Works Improvements Arts Program; $8.6 million from the Private Arts Development Fee Program; $4.9 million in City related and indirect cost allocations; and $1.4 million in private and public funds raised during the year. DCA grants approximately $3 million annually to over 280 artists and nonprofit arts organizations through its long-established Grants Administration Division. DCA provides arts and cultural programming in its numerous neighborhood arts and cultural centers, theaters, and historic sites, and manages several arts and education programs.
The Department also administers the City's Private Arts Development Fee and Public Works Improvements Arts Programs, a portfolio of approximately $20.8 million in fiscal year 2009/10. In addition, DCA raises outside public and private funds, over $10.5 million since fiscal year 2007/08, used to re-grant to LA-based arts and cultural organizations for special grant initiatives and to support DCA's special programming and facilities. DCA markets the City's cultural
events through development and collaboration with strategic partners, design and production
of creative promotional materials, and management of the culturela.org website visited by
over 2.7 million people annually.
Assistant General Manager
Will Caperton y Montoya
Director of Marketing and Development
Public Art Division Director
Grants Administration Division Director
Community Arts Division Director
Cultural Facilities Division Director
Administrative Division Director