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Archives: 2013-14 Legislative Session

Committee Address:

Joint Committee on the Arts Office of Senator Ted Lieu
2512 Artesia Blvd, Suite 320
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 318-6994


Lauren Pizer Mains

Committee Home

Recognizing that the Arts contribute significantly to the quality of life in California; play an important role in the identity, innovation and economy of this state; and citing the dramatic decline in arts education programs in the state’s public schools, the Joint Committee on the Arts was formed in 1984.

Core areas that the Committee is authorized and directed to study, investigate and analyze include:

  • Goals appropriate to the future of the arts and cultural life of California and the role the Legislature and state government should play in achievement of these goals;
  • Arts legislation in other states and at the federal level and recommendations for legislation in this state;  
  • The status of arts education in California;
  • The economic impact of the Arts in California; and
  • The budget and programs of the California Arts Council.


Senate Members:

Senator Ted W. Lieu (Chair)
Senator Anthony Cannella
Senator Kevin de León
Senator Carol Liu
Senator William W. Monning

Assembly Members:

Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon (Vice Chair)
Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian
Assembly Member Tom Ammiano
Assembly Member Marie Waldron
Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber
Assembly Member Scott Wilk