Meet the Arts Education Network Team
LA County Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90017
T (213) 202-5933
Talia Gibas is the Manager of Arts for All at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Arts for All is a dynamic, county-wide collaboration working to ensure each of the County’s 1.6 million public school students receives a high quality K-12 education of which the arts are an intrinsic part of the core curriculum. Talia is responsible for supporting district leaders through professional development that equips them to make strategic decisions regarding arts education.
In 2009-2010 Gibas helped develop and implement Arts for All’s Leadership Fellows Program. Gibas’ groundbreaking program engaged teams of district leaders to better recognize and support quality arts education in the face of budget cuts. Talia also developed a grant program requiring the Leadership Fellows districts to apply quantitative school-level data on quality, access, and equity of arts education when proposing the use of grant resources.
With the LA County Office of Education, Gibas manages quarterly professional development and a newsletter for arts coordinators, and the "Teaching Creativity with Common Core Standards" series, equipping arts educators and district leaders to think and plan ahead by framing the arts around the Common Core and impending changes to student assessment. Before joining the Arts Commission, Gibas was Program Assistant at the Getty Foundation, where she helped manage professional development grants including the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. Talia earned her A.B. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and Ed.M in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.