Letitia Fernandez Ivins is the civic art program associate of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program. She was drawn to the public art field with a passion for contemporary art, particularly that which has a presence in the public sphere, investigates social, geographical, and aesthetic conditions, incites meaningful experiences for a broad public, and inspires social critique.
As the civic art program associate, she interfaces with artists, government stakeholders, capital project managers, and community members to produce high quality, lasting and innovative artwork for public spaces. She has worked in the arts sector for over nine years at the Getty Foundation, Ryman Arts and the Arts Commission. She is a board advisor to Outpost for Contemporary Art, a co-chair of the Public Art Coalition of Southern California, a past discussion leader for the Getty’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program, and member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council, the Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles network and the Museum Educators of Southern California.