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Theatres & other nonprofits that may lose $1/yr leases

April 28, 2010

You may be following this story on Facebook and Twitter: The LA City Council may discontinue offering $1/year leases for nonprofits at more than a hundred city-owned buildings. Several theatres, youth centers, and day care facilities are at risk. You can read the background story at the LA Times by clicking here.

For a list of the theatres and other nonprofits that could lose their $1/year leases with the City of Los Angeles, click here. The list includes:

Lankershim Arts Center

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Los Angeles Theatre Center


Nate Holden Perf Arts Center

Japanese American National Museum

Beyond Baroque

 Feel free to comment here and watch this space for updates.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristi permalink
    April 28, 2010 10:40 am

    I am about ready to begin non stop vomiting over this whole economy debacle.

  2. April 28, 2010 11:13 am

    Thanks for posting this story. It’s important, especially in this budget year, to let our public officials know that arts organizations that operate out of city owned facilities provide valuable services, stimulate our local economy and support our top industry – tourism. Folks are encouraged to take action by clicking here. Then forward on to to your networks (friends, family, colleagues etc). Lets send a huge message to city officials that the arts fuel LA!

  3. julianabroad permalink*
    April 28, 2010 12:09 pm

    Posting a comment on behalf of Richard Modiano of Beyond Baroque:

    “About Beyond Baroque, we rely entirely on grants, donations and yearly memberships to pay part time staff, provide honoraria to the artists, and pay for building maintenance. In the economic climate that we’ve all been living through since autumn of 2008 the usual sources of income for just about all the arts has been drastically curtailed. Beyond Baroque could not survive if it had to pay market rent for the building it currently occupies. After a four year struggle to obtain a lease from the City that was finally granted in 2009 we find ourselves once again on the brink if this ill-considered proposal passes.”

  4. April 29, 2010 11:21 am

    I see a lot of scathing art in the immediate future if this goes through. And as one assembly person told me a couple of years ago, “You do realize artists are among the highest voter turnouts, don’t you?”

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