2016 Arts Education Partnership Program Application is Open

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce his 2016 Arts Education Partnership Program (AEPP), which will support high quality arts education programs by providing matching funds to nonprofit organizations, community organizations, government agencies and schools across the Fourth Supervisorial District.

Supervisor Knabe’s announcement reaffirms his support of arts education for all students in L.A. County schools and concurs with the US Congress that arts education is “an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students”.

The Arts Education Partnership Program will increase and sustain well-rounded education in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts for K-12 students. A panel of experts from various art disciplines will review and evaluate all received grant applications.

Application deadline: December 9, 2015 at 11:00 p.m.

Applications can be accessed via the online grants system at http://lacounty.culturegrants.org/


A two part application workshop will take place at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on Thursday, November 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The first half will provide applicants with an overview of the program, the online application and best practices, while the second half will provide an introduction to developing a strong curriculum sample by integrating Visual and Performing Arts Standards and Arts Education best pratices.

Click here to register for the Technical Assistance Workshop: RSVP

Awards will be announced in early summer of 2016.

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