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Review for Hollywood Arts Council, Hollywood, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Hollywood Arts Council's list of accomplishments is long and varied. As its president for many years, I have been privileged to serve the community and its arts through this "can do" organization. We have self-produced art shows, concerts, theatre tours, symposiums for newly arrived immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Armenia, maintained a daily calendar of art events and an annual Children's Festival of the Arts that's now in its 26th year. This has all been accomplished through the generosity of our donors, our volunteers and board members.
I'm proud that even in these serious financial times, we have sustained our programming, revitalized Project S .O.A.R., our after school art workshops for elementary school children in Hollywood's Title 1 schools and hired an executive director to help us create the Hollywood Arts Council for the 21st Century.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the smiling faces of children engaging in art projects, the gratitude of our arts community for the work the Council does to promote their activities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Now that we have achieved a major goal, we will be creating the organization to serve the community and the arts for the next 30 years. Our challenge is to involve a new generation of board members to carry on a rich legacy of involvement and contribution.

Role:  Board Member & As president, I have been involved in all of the projects serving as the Council's unpaid Executive Director as well.