The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has developed a list of resources to provide opportunities for art instruction, art experiences, and creative pursuits during this period of social distancing. This list includes arts and educational resources for kids and teens, virtual art experiences, professional resources for artists, mental health resources, and contact information for crucial local, state, national, and international agencies. You can find the list here.
DCA, along with community partners, has also announced emergency relief grants that are available to performing artists and small ensembles in dance, music, and theater who cancelled shows or concerts due to the outbreak that were within the city of Los Angeles and open to the general public.
The first round of funding is only available if you apply by May 1st. You can learn more at culturela.org.
And, though L.A.’s 73 public libraries will be closed for the duration of the Safer at Home order, a wealth of digital services remains available 24/7 at lapl.org — including e-books and audiobooks; streaming TV, movies, and music services; classes and digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.
The “Spring Into Reading Program” allows young readers to log their books and complete fun at-home activities. LAPL is also offering virtual storytimes with librarians.
Every L.A. Unified student has been assigned a Student Success Card and can access distance learning support online, along with tutoring assistance in math, science, English, social studies, and writing between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.