Mayor appoints Cultural Affairs Department general manager
On Nov. 30, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the appointment of Daniel Tarica as general manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
“Daniel is a leader with a track record of delivering and increasing access to art, music and culture in every corner of Los Angeles,” Garcetti said. “I commend Daniel’s efforts to help raise funds and resources and look forward to seeing what he does to deepen the work of the Department of Cultural Affairs, cementing our city’s role as the creative capital of the world.”
Tarica has served the city of Los Angeles for over 20 years and is currently the interim general manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs. In his previous role as interim general manager, Daniel and his team were responsible for grant investments of $4 million that provided over 3,000 Angelenos with jobs in the arts and supported over 1,000 art events.
As general manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Tarica will oversee all programs and services managed by the department to maximize relationships with other city agencies, artists and cultural nonprofits to provide excellent service in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.