Photo by Leo Reynolds.
If you live in L.A., please please please pick up the phone and call your councilman today between 2pm and 4pm to let ‘em know that it ain’t cool to completely pull the rug out from under the Department of Cultural Affairs – a municipal organization whose grants support art-making and exhibiting activities all over the big, smoggy city.
You can find a list of city councilmen and their direct phone lines on Marshall Astor. In addition, Arts for LA has put together some helpful background on the issue, along with some talking points. (Update: Here’s the LAT item..)
If you haven’t, you can also send the council a letter right here.