Professional Development


The Arts Council for Long Beach provides encouragement and training to area artists and arts and cultural organizations through professional development workshops in arts management, administration, grant writing, marketing, public art, and arts education. 

Check this page often for new workshops hosted by the Arts Council for Long Beach and other regional arts organizations.  

Cultural Alliance of Long Beach

Grant Writing Workshop

WHEN: 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: The Bungalow Building
Email Karen Reside to attend:

Grant Writing Support Group

WHEN: 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00pm
WHERE: The Bungalow Building

Center for Cultural Innovation: Workshops

CCI provides entrepreneurial training for individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enhance their business knowledge and career prospects as working artists. CCI's signature training program - the "Business of Art" - has been presented to artists in Los Angeles and throughout California since 2002.

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership

LBNP puts into place a series of high-quality, low-cost programs to provide training, promote collaborative opportunities, enhance resource development and aid in capacity-building for the full range of nonprofit organizations.

Training Calendar

Get Your Sh*t Together: Business Workshop for Artists

The Armory Center for the Arts invites you to register for the Summer 2012 GYST Workshop. If you are anywhere in the LA area and are looking to kick-start your art career, get organized, and learn just about everything it takes to make it in the art worlds, then this class is just what you've been looking for. Learn how to make things happen for your career and get one-on-one feedback from leading LA critics, curators, and gallery owners.

To register: Registration

For more information about GYST: Website

Contact:Tucker Neel


Downloadable Tips & Lists

Download any PDF document below for useful strategies and information geared specifically for artists and arts organizations. These documents were presented at the Arts Council's Long Beach Arts Bootcamp on October 4, 2011 and are reposted with permission.

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Arts Education

Arts educators and instructors are invited to: