Grants

Grants

The Arts Council for Long Beach, in partnership with the City of Long Beach, is proud to offers four grant categories that support the vibrant and dynamic arts community in our city. Grant funds are available due to a generous allocation from the City and individual donations. Please review the grant descriptions below to find the grant category that best fits your organization.

Grant funds are divided among the four categories:

  • Community Project Grants
  • Operating Grant I & II
  • Professional Artist Fellowship
  • Microgrants
Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants 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 partners with arts and cultural organizations. Community Project Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Download  Community Project Grant Guidelines
Download  Community Project Grant Application

The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Applications must be mailed, or hand delivered directly to the Arts Council office at Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.

Current Grantees
Homeland Cultural Center
The Jazz Angels
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Hmong Association of Long Beach
The Rock Club- Rock for Vets
Cambodia Town Culture Festival
Long Beach Camerata Singers
Long Beach Community Band
University Art Museum
The Garage Theatre
Khmer Girls in Action
South Coast Dance Arts Alliance

Operating Grant I & II

Operating Grant I & II

provides unrestricteds, operating support to Long Beach-based arts and cultural organizations whose primary mission is to 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. Organization budgets must be over $250,000 annually.

Download  Operating Grant I & II Guidelines
Download  Operating Grant I & II Applications

The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Applications must be mailed, or hand delivered directly to the Arts Council office at Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.

Current & Past Grantees

OPERATING GRANTS, LEVEL I
Khmer Arts Academy
Long Beach Playhouse

OPERATING GRANT II
Arts and Services for Disabled
International City Theatre
Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach Opera
Long Beach Symphony
Musical Theatre West

Professional Artist Fellowship

The Professional Artist Fellowship

The Professional Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach’s living artists. These awards recognize exemplary artists for their recent work.  Eligible artists must be active 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. Fellowships range from $1,500 to $3,000.

Download  Professional Artist Fellowship Guidelines
Download  Professional Artist Fellowship Application

The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Applications must be mailed, or hand delivered directly to the Arts Council office at Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Microgrants

Microgrants

are available year-round until funding in this category is depleted for the fiscal year. Projects must be free, open to the public and must benefit the citizens of Long Beach. Worthy projects will support community representation and cultural respect; encourage cultural diversity and/or enhance underserved communities, neighborhoods or populations of Long Beach.

Professional Development grants are also available year-round until funding in the category is depleted for the fiscal year. Funded professional development opportunities must enhance the organization’s or artist’s ability to serve the citizens of Long Beach.

Artistic documentation is optional. Only one file can be sent in. This file can include multiple images and links to videos. Applicants may request a maximum of $1,000.

All applications are due electronically by the 15 of each month. Applications can be emailed directly to lisa.desmidt@artslb.org.

Download  Microgrant Guidelines

Download  Microgrant Application

Final Report

Final Report

One month after the funded project takes place, grantees have to submit a final report. This report includes outcome and description of project, factors of success, challenges etc. Failure to submit this report will impact future funding opportunities with the Arts Council.

Download  Microgrant Final Report Form

Current & Past Grantees
Revelation Films
EngAGE at Long Beach Senior Arts Colony
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Thomas Wasper
Wilmore City Heritage Association
Conscious Community Coalition
Hmong New Year Festival
Khmer Girls in Action
National Arts Marketing Project Conference
Voicewaves
West Long Beach Association
First Fridays
Ron Javorsky
Friends of Bixby Park
Primetime Players
LGBTQ Center
Danielle McCullough
California Repertory
Cambodian Coordinating Council
Mixt Media Arts
EXALT
Squeeze Art Collective
Jon Hodges Delouz
Art Smart Studio
Catalyst Community Networks
2nd Saturday Art Walk
LB Open Studio Tour
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Martin Espinoza
Friends of Bixby Park
Long Beach Community Players
Musical Theatre West
Arts and Services for Disabled
Cultural Alliance Long Beach
Centro CHA
Society for Long Beach Music
Localism
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
Leadership Long Beach
Cambodian Town Film Festival
Hilary Norcliffe
EngAGE at Long Beach Senior Arts Colony
Long Beach Arts Association
Gabriel Nobles
University Art Musuem

Logo Resource

Logo Resource

Grant Programs at the Arts Council for Long Beach are supported by the City of Long Beach.

Grantees are required to credit the Arts Council and the City for their support. Use the following credit line along with logos on all materials for programs supported by the Arts Council for Long Beach grants program:

Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.

Download ACLB vector logo (pdf)
Download ACLB black & white logo (png)
Download ACLB color logo (png)
Download Long Beach city seal (png)

Please refrain from altering the logos in any way, including changing colors and squeezing or stretching dimensions. If you need additional logo options, please contact the Arts Council at (562) 435-2787 or email Lisa DeSmidt at lisa.desmidt@artslb.org

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

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