This year marks the eleventh annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy, an invaluable advocacy tool commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design and authored in 2019 by Beacon Economics. The program will include a presentation of findings by Beacon’s Executive Director of Research Robert Kleinhenz, Ph.D., who authored several prior editions in his previous role as chief economist of the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. The keynote speaker is Bettina Korek, executive director of Frieze Los Angeles 2019 and founder of ForYourArt. A question and answer session moderated by California Arts Council Director Anne Bown-Crawford will follow.
Sponsors include the California Arts Council; City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; City National Bank; and Moss Adams. Media partners include Californians for the Arts, Arts for L.A., and Arts Orange County.