Executive Director, Arts for LA
Sofia Klatzker is the Executive Director of Arts for LA, a regional advocacy organization dedicated to promoting arts and culture across government, education, business, and community life. Under her leadership, the ACTIVATE advocacy leadership training program more than doubled in size now representing 226 leaders; created a new mobile website connecting Arts for LA’s 60,000 members with local officials; surveyed over 300 candidates across 40 local elections in spring 2017; and launched a campaign to register arts and cultural organizations to become polling stations. She has over 17 years experience advocating for and implementing arts policies, arts education, and grant making. Sofia currently serves on the boards of California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts, and serves on both the California Alliance for Arts Education’s Policy Council and the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network Advisory Council. She is also co-captain of the California State delegation for Americans for the Arts’ State Arts Action Network. Sofia received her B.M. in Electronic Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and her M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College.
Breakout Session 2.1: The Arts and Economic Growth