Arts Council for Long Beach 2015-2016 Annual Grant Cycle

The Arts Council for Long Beach provides three types of annual grants to fund Long Beach artists, organizations and initiatives: the Community Project Grant; Operating Grants I & II; and Professional Artist Fellowship Grants. These grants are generously supported through the City of Long Beach’s allocation for the arts.

The Community Project Grant program supports the exemplary artistic, cultural and arts educational projects of arts and cultural organizations in Long Beach. Through Community Project Grant programs, the Arts Council encourages innovative, creative and unique programming and supports cultural projects that meet diverse community needs.

Operating Grants provide unrestricted operating support to Long Beach-based arts and cultural organizations that collect, preserve, present and/or commission exemplary works of art (e.g. visual art exhibitions, theatre, dance and/or musical performances). Works of art must be of regional significance, for the benefit of the general public and provide educational opportunities that enable audiences to better understand and appreciate the arts.

The Professional Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach’s living artists. These awards recognize Long Beach artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three years. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and professional achievement.
Monday, June 15, 2015: Revised Grant Guidelines Available Online                                   

Tuesday, June 16, 2015: Grant Technical Assistance Workshop  
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
RSVP: Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Thursday, June 18, 2015: Grant Technical Assistance Workshop
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: The Collaborative, 421 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
RSVP: Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015: All Grant Applications due or postmarked by this date
Location: Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

August: Grant panels

September/October: Notification of Grant Awards

For additional questions please contact Lisa DeSmidt, Marketing & Grants Manager, [email protected].