Club Member Highlight: Larry Baza

Larry Baza is a professional arts administrator with 41 years of experience advocating for the arts at the local, state, and national level.

He was recently named Vice Chair of the California Arts Council, and was appointed by then-Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in 2016.

He is the immediate past Chair of the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture, has served on the Port of San Diego’s Public Art Committee, and as Executive Director of the County of San Diego’s Public Arts Advisory Council.

Mr. Baza has served on the boards of nonprofit arts organizations and as a grant panelist for arts commissions and foundations. He has directed San Diego arts organizations including Centro Cultural De La Raza, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, and Community Arts of San Diego.

His wealth of knowledge and experience includes affiliations, consultancies, site visits and panel participation with arts organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Association of Local Arts Agencies, Chicano Federation of San Diego County, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and the San Diego Community Foundation.

Larry is a President Emeritus of San Diego Democrats for Equality.

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