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 Give 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
Joya C. De Foor (Treasurer)
Marco Schindelmann (President)
Brian Trimble (Secretary)
Ray Van Natta (Vice President)
Sharon Weissman (Liaison, Office of Mayor Robert Garcia)
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.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2016
LBCF Nonprofit Center
3515 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807