The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 180 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP). For the second year in a row, the current allocation represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle and provides support to ensure arts organizations continue to provide cultural services to the diverse population that comprises Los Angeles County.
Grant amounts range from $3,600 to $233,300. Grantee organizations are spread throughout LA County with offices located in over 39 of the County’s 88 municipalities. 11% of the organizations funded are receiving County arts grants for the first time and 50% have applied for funding to pay for salaries or job creation. Over 80 knowledgeable panelists from the arts community, including artists, nonprofit arts administrators and members of the academic community, reviewed and scored the applications.
“Although the economic climate is shifting, we know that organizations continue to struggle with staffing concerns,” said Los Angeles County Arts Commission President Araceli Ruano. “We are pleased to offer funding to pay for salaries and job creation. The residents of Los Angeles County will be impacted through increased job opportunities and continued access to a diverse range of cultural services.”
Fourth District Grantees:
- Arts & Services for Disabled
- Beach Cities Symphony
- Camerata Singers of Long Beach
- Coeurage Theatre Company
- Dream A World Education, Inc
- Grand Vision Foundation
- Jazz Angel, Inc.
- Kenneth Walker Dance Project
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Norris Center for the Performing Arts
- Palos Verdes Art Center
- Peninsula Symphony Association
- Rio Hondo Symphony Association
- South Coast Chorale Inc.
- The Concert Singers