The Arts Council for Long Beach Releases 2014-2015 Grant Schedule

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The temperature is heating up, summer is on the way, and that means it is grant season at the Arts Council for Long Beach!

The Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach are proud to offer four grant programs for artists and arts organizations that enliven our community and support a thriving arts economy. These grants focus on work that is innovative, unique, and distinct. The Community Project Grant, Operating Grants I & II, and Artist Fellowship applications will be released on June 5th! Access to those applications will be on our website and sent out via email. Have a friend, colleague, or artist that is not registered for our email communications yet? Remind them to sign up here!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2014-2015 grant schedule!

Thursday, June 5th- Applications Released

Week of June 23rd- Application/Informational Workshops

Tuesday, July 15th- Application Deadline

Week of August 4th- Panel Reviews

This year the Arts Council for Long Beach has aligned the grant programs with the new strategic plan. Our grants will be awarded to artists and art organizations that present innovative and unique work that contributes to Long Beach becoming an even stronger arts destination. More details will follow, but read below to learn more about all of our grant programs!

The Community Project Grant program supports exemplary artistic, cultural, and arts education projects in Long Beach. These projects must meet community needs and reflect the rich cultural diversity of the community.

Operating Grants I & II provide unrestricted, 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.

The Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach’s living artists. These awards recognize exemplary artists for their recent work.  Eligible artists must live, work, or volunteer in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least 3 years. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and professional achievement.

Don’t forget about ACLB’s Micro-Grant program! Micro-Grant applications are due on the 15th of every month. These projects must be free, open to the public, and benefit the residents of Long Beach. The Micro-Grant program supports community representation, encourages cultural diversity, and enhances underserved communities. Professional Development Micro-Grants must enhance the organization or artist’s ability to serve the residents of Long Beach.

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