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Advancement Grant

The Advancement Grant Program offers flexible matching grants to support Los Angeles County school districts aiming to provide quality arts education for public school students. Grant funds assist school districts in achieving key action items in their district arts plans, helping districts invest in launching or expanding projects that align with priority goals, and cultivating skills and practices that can be sustained beyond the term of the grant. Districts may apply for matching funds of up to $25,000.

Arts Internship Program

Established in 2000 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the LA County Arts Internship Program supports and strengthens the cultural sector of LA County by providing access to high quality opportunities for college students of all backgrounds to gain experience, understanding, and transferable skills relevant to careers in the arts, the creative economy, and engagement in public life.

Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG)

The Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program recognizes the value of arts and culture as a vital tool for cross-sector and civic problem solving across a range of issue areas. The program supports arts projects and programming taking place at nonprofit social service and social justice organizations and in municipal departments as part of larger missions to provide services to individuals and communities, and enables these organizations to deliver a wide variety of cultural services to County residents that support arts and culture throughout the region.

Organizational Grant Program (OGP)

The Organizational Grant Program (OGP) provides Los Angeles County nonprofit arts organizations funding to address priority needs and ensures cultural services for the diverse communities that comprise LA County. These two-year grants support arts organizations whose services positively impact residents, neighborhoods and communities by providing direct access and increased opportunities for quality arts activities and programming that is often free or low cost.

Special Grant Programs

2nd District Arts & Culture Recovery Grant Program

The 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program was administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. The one-time program award provided funds to support nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations located in the Second Supervisorial District. Grant awards are based on eligibility and available funding. Awards were based on the number of applications received, organizational budget size, and planned programming during the grant period.

Creative Recovery LA

Creative Recovery LA is a new grant initiative to address pandemic impacts on the arts and the creative economy, one of the most economically significant and hardest-hit sectors, while leveraging the unique capacity of arts and culture to catalyze our region’s economic recovery, civic connectivity, and community wellbeing. Through this initiative the Department of Arts and Culture will award over $26 million in American Rescue Plan funds to deliver financial relief and recovery to the LA County nonprofit arts and culture sector.

LA County Performing Arts Recovery Grant

An initiative designed to support the region’s dynamic performing arts sector. Through this initiative, the LA County Department of Arts and Culture will deliver $1.2 million in one-time funding to artists, independent producers, and organizations that have a demonstrated history of developing, producing, and/or presenting work in the performing arts disciplines such as dance, music, theater, and folk and traditional arts. 

LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund

The County Board of Supervisors approved $12M to go to the Department of Arts and Culture to provide grants to 337 Los Angeles County 501(c)(3) and fiscally sponsored nonprofit arts organizations suffering from business interruption due to COVID-19-related business closures. To maximize reach and efficiency, funds were distributed to nonprofit arts organizations that are recipients of the Department of Arts and Culture’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP), as well as other arts nonprofits that are grantees of local municipal arts agencies within the County. 

For Grant Panelists

OGP Panelists

Info and documents for Organizational Grant Program (OGP) panelists.

CIAG Panelists

Info and documents for Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) Program Panelists.

Advancement Grant

Info and documents for Advancement Grant Program Panelists.