Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce grants to 20 arts organizations from the Fourth District. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program (OGP) grants were awarded competitively, reviewed and scored by panels, and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors July 14, 2009.
The grants for the Fourth District are part of awards totaling $4,418,000 to 153 nonprofit arts organizations countywide for fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11. An estimated 9 million people will be served by the organizations receiving grants.
23 additional Fourth District organizations will also receive grant funds in 2009-10 through two-year awards made last year, bringing the total number of Fourth District organizations funded by the Board of Supervisors to 43. A double asterisk next to the organization name indicates a first-time grantee.
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM I/SMALL BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Bluepalm: Art Culture Education (ACE) (Los Angeles)
Grant Amount: $11,400
Project: To provide, for the first time, salaries for the Executive and Artistic Directors
Chorale Bel Canto (Whittier)
Grant Amount: $18,700
Project: To support development of marketing plans, improve the website, and develop a succession plan.
Culture Shock Los Angeles Dance Troupe (San Pedro) **
Grant Amount: $19,400
Project: To support Program Director position, professional development for teaching artists, and program evaluation.
JC Culture Foundation (Cerritos) **
Grant Amount: $4,200
Project: To support the purchase of performance and technical equipment and hire a part-time administrator.
Long Beach Community Concert Association (Long Beach)
Grant Amount: $13,500
Project: To support artists’ fees for two concert seasons.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale (Torrance)
Grant Amount: $7,800
Project: To support the production of eight concerts.
Whittier Community Theatre (Whittier) **
Grant Amount: $8,900
Project: To support musicians for productions.
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM II/MID-SIZE BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Downey Symphonic Society, Inc. (Downey)
Grant Amount: $13,500
Project: To support funding for the live concert part of our Music In the Schools Program.
Hernandez Mariachi Heritage Society (South El Monte)
Grant Amount: $15,200
Project: To recruit sponsors, help sites become financially self-sustaining,establish new sites and provide curriculum training.
Institute of Art, Music and Science (Bellflower)
Grant Amount: $11,500
Project: To support fundraising and development plans to increase the participation of low-income children in music education.
Khmer Arts Academy (Long Beach)
Grant Amount: $38,600
Project: To support the Salon Series.
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (Long Beach)
Grant Amount: $14,100
Project: To support the administrative manager and booking managers .
Rio Hondo Symphony Association (Whittier)
Grant Amount: $17,700
Project: To support planning initiatives with new conductor and a grant writer.
San Pedro City Ballet (San Pedro)
Grant Amount: $11,600
Project: To support the development of a year-round studio performance program that advances works-in-progress.
Shakespeare by the Sea (San Pedro)
Grant Amount: $21,600
Project: To support the Artistic Director and Festival Producer staff positions.
South Bay Ballet (Torrance)
Grant Amount: $21,400
Project: To support artistic and administrative staff.
ORGANIZATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM 2.5IMID-SIZE BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro)
Grant Amount: $31,900
Project: To support visual and performing arts programming.
Arts Council for Long Beach (Long Beach)
Grant Amount: $75,500
Project: To support temporary public arts projects in vacant lots.
Friends of the Cerritos Center (Cerritos)
Grant Amount: $45,100
Project: To support educational programming and professional development workshops for teachers.
Long Beach Opera (Long Beach)
Grant Amount: $35,700
Project: To support two fully-staged large scale contemporary operas.