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Harnessing the power of spreadsheets to expand arts access

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| Local government arts agencies are holding an Arts Datathon aimed at cultivating ideas for increasing access to the arts in L.A. County.

CalArts holds a friendlier 'Shark Tank'-style contest for artists

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This one wasn't as cut-throat as the TV show on ABC, so organizers jokingly referred to it as "Dolphin Pool," said career services director Rita Soultanian.

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At-risk teens work with pros to put Chicano history on stage

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In continuation high schools, for teens at risk of dropping out, arts instruction is sparse. On Friday, a play made by and for these students opens in East L.A.

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Another step forward for LA's arts diversity initiative

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After a series of town halls and surveys, the board of supervisors passed 13-item plan for increasing diversity in arts institutions.

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Merging mental health and creative expression

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The Expressive Therapies Summit equips artists and mental health workers with new tools to help patients process trauma and grief.

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For this school to transform, teachers must become students

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Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary is betting on the arts to turn the school around. As part of the process, teachers are learning new ways to engage students.

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What NEA support for arts education looks like in California

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Amid worries about cuts to the NEA, KPCC's Priska Neely examines what the federal agency's funding for arts programming in the state looks like on the ground.

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Meet the poet representing LA in statewide competition

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Cennemi Diaz, a senior at Millikan High School in Long Beach, will compete in the Poetry Out Loud competition in Sacramento this weekend.

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