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Arts & Cultural Centers Saved from Budget Cuts

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With nine city-owned arts & cultural facilities slated to be closed--thanks to a dwindling Los Angeles budget--the City Council today approved a move to save the centers temporarily. Public art money from public projects will now be extended to keep the facilities open for an additional 24 months while officials work towards finding sustainable ways to keep them open. "Releasing the restriction on this funding so that the department can be strategic in ensuring every community has access to a quality arts experience is fantastic," said Danielle Brazell, who advocated saving the facilities as the Executive Director of Arts for LA. "I think, once again, arts advocacy worked."