downtown art walk votes

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downtown art walk votes

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Organization(s) website(s):

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


We foster community economic development through programs like the 2nd Thursday of every month Art Walk Our daily Mission is to improve the local community and to create economic opportunities for artists, galleries, small businesses, and youth

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


My Vote Matters! Art Walk will foster participation in the political process by encouraging participating galleries and vendors to focus on the political process in their exhibits and wares; by sponsoring debate viewing parties; by sponsoring live debates; by sponsoring a politically-themed film series; by offering special tours of politically-themed murals for families and children; and by sponsoring a My Vote Matters mural.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Connect” metrics? (check all that apply)

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located near transit)

Total number of local social media friends and connections (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to connect.


Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk reaches over 100,000 through its Facebook page and other social media. Over 20,000 people from all over the County of Los Angeles attend each monthly Art Walk. We intend to put the focus on civic involvement, by sponsoring viewing sites for political debates, candidates forums, politically-themed art exhibits at downtown galleries, voters registration tables and screenings of films concerning the political process. We will develop a mural tour focusing on politically-themed art. We will develop a tour for children and their families focusing on the political process and encouraging children to care about elections.

Every vote makes a difference, and we want our followers to appreciate how important their participation in the political process is. We will encourage our followers to lead their own "get out the vote" drives, and will add links to voters registration and information sites on our Facebook page and website.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


We will post a reward for bringing "I Voted" stickers to the Art Walk immediately after the election. This may be an artist-designed small poster or large postcard relating to the theme of the event - My Vote Matters. We will tally the number of stickers we receive (or the number of posters we give out). We will ask each person who submits a sticker whether they have voted in an election (or mid-year election) in the past.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Submission Ended
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Voting Began
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
at 08:00 PM UTC

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, December 08, 2015