The City of West Hollywood 2016 Art Grant Program applications are now posted on line.  The following applications have a deadline of Thursday, September 10 at 3 pm for electronic filing.  A grant application workshop will be held on Thursday, August 6 at 6 pm in the Community Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente, for organizations interested in learning more about the different grant programs and the application process.  If you are interested in attending the grant workshop, please respond to Prentis Bonds at pbonds@weho.org to let him know you will be attending.PLEASE NOTE:

  • Grant projects must take place in the City of West Hollywood or the immediate West Hollywood adjacent area.  Additional guidelines are contained in the eligibility requirements document for each grant program.
  • Our grant program is small and we only award a limited number of grants each year.  To save your and our organizations’ resources, please review the program information and guidelines carefully and only apply if you are eligible and have a truly competitive project that fits within our guidelines.
  • If you are a current recipient of a City Arts Project Grant or Cultural Resource Development Grant, you will NOT need to reapply this year as you have multiple year funding.
  • Projects that reflect the diversity and unique creative community of WeHo have the best chance of being selected.
  • We strongly encourage you to attend the workshop on August 6, especially if you have never submitted a grant to WeHo before.  If you are unable to attend the workshop and have questions, we request that you wait until AFTER the workshop on August 6 to contact us with individual questions.
  • We use a very simple online application for submissions.  If you are considering applying for a grant, please fill out PART I – ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION and click on the Save/Submit button at your earliest convenience.  This will assist us in better managing the process by understanding what organizations are considering applying.  You may then return to the electronic application at any time prior to the deadline to continue working on your submission. 
  • Finally, one of the criteria in West Hollywood’s Arts Grant Program application review is “Managerial and Fiscal Competence.”  We consider the ability to follow the guidelines to be an indication of Managerial Competence.

City Arts Project Grant - City Arts Projects Grants support the production, performance, or presentation of art projects that serve the West Hollywood community. Organizations may apply for two years of grant funding with one application and with which the organization can apply for two projects, one for each project year. The maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $7,500, per year. Up to 12 grants will be awarded for this cycle. Application deadline: Thursday, September 10, 2015 3PM PST.

Cultural Resource Development Grant - Cultural Resource Development Grants support arts organizations with budgets under $75,000 and an interest in strengthening their organization’s infrastructure. The City will award up to five (5) Cultural Resource Development Grants and the maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $2,500 with an additional $1,500 in technical assistance. With its first successful application, the organization would be awarded a three-year contract (maximum grant of $7,500 and technical assistance of $4,500 payable over 3 years). 

One City One Pride Festival Grant Application - The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to offer One City One Pride Festival Grants intended to support a variety of programs, projects and events developed/produced by nonprofit organizations, individual artists and artist groups, to expand the celebration of June Pride Month through arts and cultural activities. The maximum award any organizations, individual artist or artist group may receive under this grant is $7,500. Application deadline: Thursday, September 10, 2015 3PM PST.

 In addition we have the following art grant opportunities with rolling application dates:

Arts Participation Grants - Arts Participation Grants support arts projects developed by education, social service, or community-based organizations in which art is not the primary mission of the organization or smaller arts projects developed by nonprofit arts organizations. The maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $1,000.  An organization is only eligible to receive one grant through this program during the Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30). Arts Participation Grants may be applied for at any time during the fiscal year and will be awarded until funds are no longer available. (As a rule, proposals should be received by the 3th Thursday of the month to be reviewed at the next month's Performing Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee meeting - which take place generally on the 2nd Thursday of the month)

Community Enrichment Grant - The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, is pleased to offer year round Community Enrichment Grants intended to support a variety of community-based programs, projects and events developed/produced by nonprofit organizations where a modest grant can make a meaningful and sustainable difference in enriching the cultural life of the West Hollywood community. The maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $1,000. (As a rule, proposals should be received by the 3rd Thursday of the month to be reviewed at the next month's Performing Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee meeting - which generally takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month)