Archived Hearings

Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

“The Creative Economy as a Jobs Engine in California”

February 26, 2010
9:30 am
Museum of Design, Art and Architecture (8609 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA)

“Our creative sector continues to grow and holds the greatest promise for our future statewide as a jobs engine”-Senator Curren D. Price, Chair


Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

The Arts, Creativity, and Innovation in the 21st Century Classroom: How to Paint a Canvas for Success

April 18, 2012 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
State Capitol, Room 3191,
Sacramento, CA 95814
Agenda:  04-18-12  [PDF]


Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

Undereducate/Overincarcerate-Can the Arts Help to Turn this Around

May 3, 2013 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

“With realignment and the stresses on our prison system, we need to take a close look at the prison pipeline. We need to hear from experts who are working with youth in our “underserved” communities to determine what role the Arts play in steering these kids in the right direction, away from gang activities or simply from making bad decisions that get them in trouble at an early age. Too many of our kids are entering our juvenile justice system and that has got to stop. We need to use all of the tools in our “tool box” so to speak, to turn this around.”-Senator Curren D. Price, Chair

Agenda:  05-03-13  [PDF]


Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

The Ongoing Threat of Piracy to our Economy

June 24, 2011
1:30 pm

Sherry Lansing Theatre, Paramount Pictures, (5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038)

“If you can make it, they can fake it,” an anti-counterfeiting expert told an informational hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts convened by Senator Curren Price to examine piracy issues last week at Paramount Pictures.
“This topic is directly related to our economy and our future because the tax losses at the state and local level are at least $500 million annually. When People think about California, they think about our movie industry, our TV shows, our music, West Coast fashion and Silicon Valley. These are our signature industries and they are in danger.”-Senator Curren D. Price, Chair
Agenda:  06-24-11  [PDF] 



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