Otis College of Art and Design

2019 Fine Arts and Performing Arts

Of the five core creative sectors profiled in this report, the Fine/Performing Arts sector tied with the Architecture sector for the highest growth rate for employment over the period 2010-2017.

The number and scale of new capital projects in Los Angeles County related to the Performing/Fine Arts sector are positive indicators of the sector’s health and trajectory. After a national search, George Lucas decided to locate the Lucas Museum in Los Angeles County, with construction to be completed in 2022. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the first museum dedicated to motion pictures, is set to open late 2019 at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has undertaken a significant expansion of its current campus. An industry stakeholder remarked, “Though the Performing Arts and Fine Arts in Los Angeles do not get the kind of funding like, say, for example, their counterparts in New York City, we have seen the continued growth and expansion of smaller to mid-size institutions here in L.A. It’s exciting.”