About Letitia Fernandez Ivins

Name: lfivins


Web Site: http://www.arts.lacounty.gov

Bio: Letitia Fernandez Ivins is the civic art program associate of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program. She was drawn to the public art field with a passion for contemporary art, particularly that which has a presence in the public sphere, investigates social, geographical, and aesthetic conditions, incites meaningful experiences for a broad public, and inspires social critique. As the civic art program associate, she interfaces with artists, government stakeholders, capital project managers, and community members to produce high quality, lasting and innovative artwork for public spaces. She has worked in the arts sector for over nine years at the Getty Foundation, Ryman Arts and the Arts Commission. She is a board advisor to Outpost for Contemporary Art, a co-chair of the Public Art Coalition of Southern California, a past discussion leader for the Getty’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program, and member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council, the Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles network and the Museum Educators of Southern California.

Posts by lfivins:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.