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Letitia Fernandez Ivins

Adjunct Faculty, MA Art Management

B.A. Art History, Vassar College

Letitia Fernandez Ivins is a Senior Manager of Transportation Planning (Arts & Design) with Los Angeles Metro. She collaborates across disciplines and communities to produce transformative art experiences that heighten the senses, the texture of place, the transit experience and ultimately quality of life. Projects within her portfolio range from large scale integrated permanent artwork installations to community-based creative placemaking/keeping initiatives. She supports new platforms for artistic practice at the intersection of art, health, social engagement and urbanism with a particular focus on the role of culture in transportation and mobility. Ivins has worked in the nonprofit arts sector for over 19 years at the Getty Foundation, Ryman Arts and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. She is board secretary with the Pilipino Workers Center, advisory committee member of the LA County Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, and a member of the Dahlia Heights Elementary School Arts and Cultural Awareness & Social Justice Committees.

Letitia Fernandez Ivins
  • Publications


    Advisory Committee Member, Los Angeles County Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative, 2016 - present

    Board Member, Pilipino Workers Center, 2010 – present (Board Secretary, 2015 – present)

    Advisory Board Member, Willowbrook Inclusion Network, 2017 – present

    Host Committee, From Lot to Spot Annual Fundraiser, 2017 & 2018

    Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation, 2012 – 2015
  • Conferences/Lectures


    Guest Speaker, Reimagining the Public: Arts Management Panel, Claremont Graduate University, 2018

    Public Art and Public Art Manager Panelist for various local and national organizations, 2009 – present

    Career Day Discussion Leader, Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program, Getty Foundation, 2017

    Speaker, Cultural Equity and Inclusion, Claremont Graduate University, 2017

    Guest speaker, Kresge Foundation Creative Placemaking Grantee Convening, 2016

    Panel Presenter, Artists working with/in Government, Open Engagement Conference, 2016

    Speaker, Arts Culture and Equitable Development Pre-conference, Policylink National Equity Summit, 2015

    Speaker, Art in Movement: Public Transportation & Geography, LA Convergence, Arts for All, 2015

    Speaker, Arts and Culture in Communities: Implications for Planning, Design, Policy and Comprehensive Community Revitalization, University of California Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2014

    Speaker, Public Engagement & Arts Administration, Claremont Graduate University, 2014

    Participant, Leadership in Arts Management Program, Getty Foundation, June 2011 – December 2011

    Member, Americans for the Arts, National Emerging Leaders Council, January 2010 – December 2012

    Speaker, Career Development, University of California Irvine, 2011 and 2012

    Speaker, Proximity & Access: An Artists' Fieldwork on LA Art, University of California Riverside, 2011

    Co-chair, Public Art Coalition of Southern California, 2008- 2012

    Advisory Board Member, Outpost for Contemporary Art, 2008 –2010

    Advisory Committee Member, How Many Billboards, MAK Center, Fall/Winter 2009

    Discussion Leader, Getty Multicultural Internship Program, Summer 2008

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