July 30, 2008


RE: Extended RFP Deadline for the 2008 American Indian Heritage Month
Music LA Program

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  1. 1. July 30, 2008 RE: Extended RFP Deadline for the 2008 American Indian Heritage Month Music LA Program Dear Arts Education Providers: In April, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to comprise a pre-qualified list of music education service providers for its 2008/09 Music LA Program. Although the resulting pool of applicants for the Summer, Latino, African American, and Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Sessions were outstanding, unfortunately we did not receive any proposals for the American Indian Heritage Month Session. At this time, DCA is releasing the RFP again to only solicit proposals from music education service providers and/or American Indian community organizations for the 2008 American Indian Heritage Month Music LA Program. Applicants may submit one proposal that seeks to expand their existing American Indian/Native American music education program, and/or create a new program that will reach new students through Music LA. The Music LA RFP and writeable application forms are available electronically on the DCA website at: http://www.culturela.org/musicla/aihm0809rfp.html. The extended deadline for American Indian Heritage Month Music LA Program submissions is Monday, September 8. Please disregard previous deadline of May 15 stated in online RFP materials. Applicants are encouraged to read both RFP and RFP application documents carefully for complete details. Launched in the Summer of 2005, Music LA is a citywide music education initiative for young people. Music LA coordinates a network of community organizations to offer high quality music and cultural education programming for youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study music. DCA is proud to partner with the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and The Walt Disney Company, Title Sponsor of the 2008-‘09 Heritage Month Celebrations, to present the Music LA Heritage Month Program. If you have any questions regarding this RFP process, please contact Angélica Loa Pérez at 213.202.5561, or send your inquiry via e-mail to dca.musicla@lacity.org. Thank you in advance for your participation in making the 2nd annual American Indian Heritage Month Music LA Program a success! Sincerely, Angélica Loa Pérez Music LA Program Manager
  2. 2. Music LA 2008/09 Program Music Education Providers Request for Proposals (RFP) investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  3. 3. Introduction 2 of 10 The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking up to twenty-five (25) Los Angeles area music education providers to comprise a pre-qualified list for its 2008/09 Music LA Program. Selected music education providers will be eligible for consideration for upcoming Music LA Summer and/or Heritage Month Sessions. Applicants may submit one proposal per session (Summer and/or Heritage Month) that seeks to expand their existing music education programs, and/or create new programs to reach new students through Music LA. INTRODUCTION investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  4. 4. Background 3 of 10 DCA launched Music LA, a citywide music education In 2006, DCA expanded the Music LA Program to initiative for young people, in the summer of 2005. include year-round programming in partnership with Music LA coordinates a network of professional the Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Walt music education providers to offer high quality music Disney Company by launching the Music LA Heritage education programming for youth in underserved Month Sessions for the City’s annual Latino, African areas of Los Angeles who might not otherwise American, and Asian and Pacific Islander American have the opportunity to study music. The goal of the Heritage Month Celebrations. The goal of the Music Summer Session is to offer each music learner a LA Heritage Month Sessions is to offer young people highly instructive and intensive musical experience. the opportunity to explore different cultural heritages by learning about music from around the world, and to appreciate how these diverse musical traditions contribute to contemporary Los Angeles culture. MUSIC LA BACKGROUND investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  5. 5. Model 4 of 10 DCA’s Music LA model is to partner with arts organizations as music education providers to ensure students’ access to master musicians and quality music education. At the same time, Music LA strengthens the local music sector by supporting Los Angeles’ vital community of musicians, music education organizations, teaching artists, and young musicians of tomorrow. Music LA provides young people aged 2 to 18 with quality music training in a challenging and creative environment where discipline, focus, and learning are cultivated. Students of all levels of music ability receive hands-on instruction in instrumental and/or vocal technique. MUSIC LA MODEL investing in tomorrow’s musicians Early Childhood level classes explore music readiness, Intermediate level classes strengthen students’ aptitude creative movement, and the development of listening in music theory and their abilities as instrumentalists skills targeted to children aged two through five. Parental and/or vocalists, both as soloists and as members of an involvement at this level is expected and encouraged. ensemble. Beginning level classes initiate students’ music Advanced level classes develop the performance skills education with a focus on the fundamentals of music, of proficient music students. including: melody, harmony, rhythm, music notation, instrumentation, improvisation, performance skills, and At the end of each Music LA Session, students the history of various musical genres. participate in culminating recitals, giving them the opportunity to perform for their local communities, or with other Music LA students from across Los Angeles, to share what they learned with family and friends. Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  6. 6. Proposal Opportunities 5 of 10 Music education providers are encouraged to apply for the Music LA Summer Session and/or one of the four Heritage Month Sessions. SUMMER SESSION : July - August 2008 The Music LA Summer Session gives children and teens an intensive 6 to 8 weeks of hands-on instrumental and/or vocal instruction of any genre. DCA will select eight (8) music education providers to offer Music LA programming at 8 sites during the Music LA Summer Session. The Music LA Summer Session is funded in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council. MUSIC LA OPPORTUNITIES investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  7. 7. Proposal Opportunities 6 of 10 HERITAGE MONTH SESSIONS Latino Heritage Month: September - October 2008 American Indian Heritage Month: November - December 2008 African American Heritage Month: February - March 2009 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month: May - June 2009 The Music LA Heritage Month Sessions offer culturally specific music education programming with focused curricula that celebrate and promote Latino, American Indian, African American, and Asian and Pacific Islander American cultural music traditions. The Music LA Heritage Month Sessions are 10-week workshops with class offerings on Saturdays or Sundays, and one additional day per week during after-school hours. MUSIC LA OPPORTUNITIES investing in tomorrow’s musicians DCA will select up to twelve (12) music education providers to offer Music LA Heritage Month Session programming at three sites per Heritage Month. The Music LA Heritage Month Sessions are funded in part by the Walt Disney Company, Title Sponsor of the City of Los Angeles 2008/09 Heritage Month Celebrations, Target, and the California Arts Council. Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  8. 8. Eligibility 7 of 10 The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking proposals from music education providers for the Music LA 2008/09 Program. Applicants must demonstrate the professional and artistic capacity to implement a music education program that incorporates elements of basic music theory, oral tradition and practice, instrumental and/or vocal musicianship, and ensemble performance training. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that meet performing arts standards as described in the State of California/ LAUSD Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Proposals that also seek to train youth in original composition, sound recording, and production are encouraged, but not required. Selected applicants will work in conjunction with DCA staff to coordinate program activities and site visits in compliance with DCA policies. ELIGIBILITY investing in tomorrow’s musicians BUDGET RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Proposal budgets may not exceed $10,000. DCA reserves the right to decline all submissions and cancel this Request for Proposals, or any pre- MUSICAL GENRE qualified pool, at any time. This RFP is subject to the Music education providers with expertise in all musical Minority/Women Business, Equal Opportunity, Living genres and traditions are encouraged to apply. Wage, Contractor Responsibility, and Equal Benefits Ordinances. SELECTION PROCESS Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a panel composed of, but not limited to, arts education professionals, musicians, and representatives from DCA. Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  9. 9. Application Checklist 8 of 10 Applications must be completed on the writeable forms provided. See application for submission requirements. 1. Summary Sheet 6. Itemized Proposal Budget 2. Program Narrative 7. Professional Resumes for all Teaching Artists 3. Curriculum Outline with Goals and Objectives 8.Photocopy of the Organization’s Federal IRS Nonprofit Certification Letter, if applicable, or an 4. Sample Lesson Plan Original W-9 Form with Signature and Date 5. Administrative and Artistic Personnel Summary 9. Work Sample (optional) APPLICATION CHECKLIST investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  10. 10. Deadline 9 of 10 THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008 Completed applications must be submitted via e-mail, or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight, Thursday, May 15, 2008. Completed applications may also be hand-delivered to DCA no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008. *The Music LA RFP Application is writeable. You will need Acrobat Reader 8 in order to complete the application. DEADLINE E-MAIL INSTRUCTIONS investing in tomorrow’s musicians 1. Download the Music LA RFP Application Department of Cultural Affairs, Music LA RFP 2. Complete and save the application to your computer 201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400 3. E-mail completed application (Checklist Items #1 - 6) Los Angeles, CA 90012 as an attachment to dca.musicla@lacity.org 4. Mail Checklist Items #7, 8, and 9 to DCA postmarked DCA strongly recommends obtaining proof of mailing. All no later than 12:00 midnight, May 15, 2008 incomplete applications or submissions postmarked after May 15 will be returned to the sender. MAILING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Download and complete the Music LA RFP Application QUESTIONS 2. Print completed application Call Angelica Loa Perez at 213.202.5561 3. Mail 5 copies of completed application to DCA or send any questions via email to postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight, dca.musicla@lacity.org May 15, 2008 to the following address: RFP ONLINE AT culturela.org/musicla/0809rfp.html Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA
  11. 11. About DCA 10 of 10 ABOUT DCA The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) serves as DCA grants $3.4 million annually to over 300 artists and a leader to generate and support high quality arts nonprofit arts organizations and awards the Artist-in- and cultural experiences for Los Angeles residents Residence (A.I.R.) and City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) and visitors. DCA advances the social and economic Individual Artist Fellowships. The Department impact of the arts and assures access to arts provides arts and cultural programming in its and cultural experiences through grant making, numerous Neighborhood Arts and Cultural Centers marketing, public and community arts programming, and Theaters, and creates several arts and education arts education, and creating partnerships with programs for young people. It directs public art artists and arts and cultural organizations in every projects and manages the City’s Arts Development community in the City of Los Angeles. Fee, Art Collection, and Murals Program. DCA markets the City’s cultural events through development and collaboration with strategic partners, design and production of creative promotional materials, and management of the culturela.org website. ABOUT DCA investing in tomorrow’s musicians Home Introduction Background Model Summer Session Heritage Month Sessions Eligibility Application Checklist Deadline About DCA

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