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Laura Zucker

Senior Fellow, Arts Management, Los Angeles

BA, Barnard College
Yale School of Drama

Laura Zucker teaches a master class in cross sector work in the arts. She led the Los Angeles County Arts Commission as its executive director for 25 years. Providing cultural services for the largest county in the US, the Arts Commission funds more than 400 arts organizations, implements the regional initiative dedicated to restoring arts education to 81 public school districts, funds the largest paid arts internship program for undergraduates in the country, and manages the county's civic art policy. For more than two decades she led the revitalization of the Ford Theatres and was executive producer of the Emmy award winning Holiday Celebration.

Ms. Zucker serves on the boards of Grantmakers in the Arts, and the Trusteeship, the Southern California Chapter of the International Women's Forum. She is also a member of the LA Coalition for Jobs and the Economy.

Instagram: @lazucker

Laura Zucker
  • Publications


    Ms. Zucker recently completed a strategic plan for Cultural Equity and Inclusion that resulted in actionable recommendations, the first of which are being implemented. Read here. 
  • Conferences/Lectures


    For the past four years, Ms. Zucker has participated in the World Cities Culture Forum, which brings together cultural leaders of the largest cities in the world, and was part of the first World Culture Summit, which brought together cultural leaders from 80 countries held in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

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