Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs


Otis Report Again Proves that Art Works–Statewide!

Desert Hot Springs needs to get with the creative economy. The whole state is moving in this direction, let’s not get left behind. Read this report and share it with your friends.


The Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the LA Region was expanded this year to include statewide data for the first time.  The report has been a critical tool in arts and arts education advocacy efforts in Southern California since it debuted in 2007.  The 2013 report was released in February in an event at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

It then became the centerpiece of a February 12 hearing of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Arts in Sacramento, chaired by Senator Ted Lieu, who announced that day his plan to introduce a bill in the Senate to restore funding to the California Arts Council.  Assemblymember Ian Calderon, also a member of that committee and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media announced he would sponsor a similar bill in the Assembly.

The full report may be accessed here.

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Author: Brown Miller

Brown Miller is the Media and Technology Director of the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs, CA. He is primarily engaged in the promotion of artists and the arts in general in the Coachella Valley, focusing on Desert Hot Springs. Miller's goal is to help Desert Hot Springs artists and arts organizations professionalize their operations and practices and get a cohesive creative community and economy established. He is involved with the Arts District Committee in Desert Hot Springs and has started an online community for cultural districts information at

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