From the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs web site -
The goal of the Department of Cultural Affairs is to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles' 4 million residents and 25 million annual visitors.
We accomplish this goal by generating and supporting high quality arts and cultural experiences. We ensure access to those experiences through grant making, marketing, development, communication, and building relationships with our community partners. Our challenge is to be a catalyst for the delivery of art, culture, and heritage to every neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles.
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