The City of West Hollywood Arts Division is seeking feedback on this year’s 6 week-long WeHo Pride Arts Festival which ran from May 22 – June 30. WeHo Arts is asking community members to fill out a short 3-minute survey to give people a chance to sound off.
The survey is to gather feedback on LGBTQ arts events that are part of the WeHo Pride Arts Festival such as Harvey Milk Day, Queer Indian Cinema, the Beautiful Things LGBTQ Craft Market, the Queer Book Bazaar, the Banjee Ball, screenings at Brain Dead Studios as listed at www.wehopride.com/artsfestival.
To take the survey, visit: Bit.ly/WeHoPrideArtsFest23.
Or click on the QR code below:
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division promotes the arts as the creative engine of the City through a diverse portfolio of art and cultural programs designed to engage and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.
On January 5, 1987, the City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission (originally called the Fine Arts Commission) to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts. The Commission is dedicated to providing accessible arts programs for residents and visitors to West Hollywood. Click here for additional information about the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.
For the first 20 years, the Commission was staffed by various members of the Economic Development Division. In 2007, the City hired its first full time arts administrator. Over the ensuing 10 years the City added an arts coordinator, public art coordinator, grants coordinator and arts technician to its staff to support an expanding portfolio of arts programs including: a robust temporary art program; a permanent collection through its Urban Art (percent for art) program; free concerts and theatre programming; WeHo Reads, a literary program; and a grant program.
On July 1, 2016, the City formally established the expanding art team and its programming into its own Arts Division, WeHo Arts. In August 2017, after an 18-month community-based planning process, the City adopted WeHo Arts: The Plan, to guide the Division’s programming for the next five to ten years. The Plan’s goals are to: celebrate the City’s distinctive artistic and cultural identities, identify and commemorate West Hollywood’s support and advancement of the arts and to articulate a shared vision for the future including securing the position of arts and culture at the heart of the Creative City.
One randomly selected survey respondent will win a special gift from the City’s Arts Division.