Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce grants to 26 arts organizations from the 4th District. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program (OGP) grants were awarded competitively and reviewed and scored by panels.
The grants for the 4th District are part of awards totaling $4,518,000 to over 250 nonprofit arts organizations countywide for the fiscal year 2006-07 to create visual and performing arts projects, strengthen infrastructure, and provide access to the arts for children and adults. The total allocation doubled the $2,259,000 from 2005-06. This appropriation makes the Los Angeles County Arts Commission the largest public funder of the arts in Los Angeles County.
Our entire community will benefit from this increase, but I am particularly pleased with the impact it will have on young people, said Supervisor Knabe. From my youth, the arts have been a personal passion of mine. Children with opportunities in the arts have a lifelong benefit.
Grant recipients based in or providing most of their services to the 4th District are listed below. A double asterisk next to the organization name indicates a first-time grantee.
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM I / SMALL BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Camerata Singers of Long Beach
Concert Singers **
Excelsus Music Collaborators **
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
South Coast Chorale
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM II / MID-SIZE BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay
Downey Symphonic Society, Inc.
Institute of Art, Music and Science
Khmer Arts Academy
Masters of Harmony **
Peninsula Symphony Association
San Pedro Ballet
Shakespeare by the Sea
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM 2.5 / MID-SIZE BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Angels Gate Cultural Center
Friends of the Cerritos Center
International City Theatre
International Documentary Association
Long Beach Opera
Arts Council for Long Beach
Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM III / LARGE BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Arts and Services for Disabled, Inc. **
Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Museum of Latin American Art
Palos Verdes Art Center
**A double asterisk next to the organization name indicates a first-time grantee.