About

Arts Council For Long Beach

Thank you for your interest in Long Beach arts and culture! Long Beach is a diverse and dynamic city, and its arts reflect that.

The Arts Council for Long Beach is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes, advocates for and helps fund the arts in Long Beach, California. Our mission is to foster creativity and culture, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving economy.

Until 2012, when the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency was eliminated, most of the Arts Council’s funding came from public funds. Now, our funding comes from public funds as well as foundations, private donations, corporate donations and fee for service contracts. To make a tax-deductible donation to the arts in Long Beach, please visit our Donate page!

In 2014, the Arts Council shifted its focus away from programming and events and heavily toward advocacy, marketing and funding of Long Beach artists and arts organizations. Read more about our Strategic Plan here.

Meet Our Staff

  • Brigette Brown
    Brigette BrownDEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 106

  • Lisa DeSmidt
    Lisa DeSmidtMARKETING AND GRANTS MANAGER

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 104

  • Cynthia Luján
    Cynthia LujánEDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS MANAGER

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 101

  • Betty Rosen
    Betty RosenEYE ON DESIGN TEACHING ARTIST

    562.435.ARTS (2787)

  • Griselda Suárez
    Griselda SuárezEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext. 107

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Daniel Alvarado
Helene Ansel
Loara Cadavona
Joya C. De Foor (Treasurer)
Duke Givens
Tasha Hunter (President)
Randel King
Weston LaBar
Victor Ladd
Cyrus Parker-Jeannette

Lyn Pohlmann
Jocelynn Pryor
Jessica Quintana
Larry Rice
Marco Schindelmann
Renee Simon
Sayon Syprasoeuth
Brian Trimble (Secretary)
Ray Van Natta (Vice President)
Sharon Weissman

Public Meeting Dates

All meetings are open to the public and are held in various locations around Long Beach to encourage broad and diverse attendance. Our general Board of Directors meetings are typically scheduled on the first Monday of the month, and our Open Conversations meetings are typically scheduled on the fourth Thursday of the month.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6-7:30 p.m.

Long Beach City College
Building T 1200
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Agenda

Open Conversations
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5-7 p.m.

Art Exchange
356 E. 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Topic: Public Art

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Job Openings

The Arts Council for Long Beach does not currently have any job openings.

Please visit our Jobs & Internships page for local opportunities in the arts.

Contact Us

350 ELM AVENUE LONG BEACH, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)

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350 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)

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