About Lucia Brawley

Name: Lucia

Bio: Lucia Brawley is an actress and activist, based in Hollywood, California. She played Karen Jimeno in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center; starred in two films in Hungary, including as the title character in Lora (Best Foreign Film, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival); and appeared in numerous television series and theatrical productions on and off-Broadway. Ms. Brawley was an active organizer for the Obama campaign and is a regularly contributing blogger with the Huffington Post, often writing about the vital importance of arts education to our society. One of her pieces, Why Arts Education is a Matter of Social Justice and Why it Will Save the World, was quoted in the California Creative Industries Revitalization Act hearings in the state senate. In June 2009, Lucia was the keynote speaker at the Yale School of Music’s biennial Music Educators Symposium. She received a BA in English from Harvard University (where she won the Jonathan Levy Prize for Most Promising Actor) and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.

Posts by Lucia Brawley:

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.