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Check here for our latest announcements and opportunities — from artist calls and grants to exciting projects.

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more. LLB is a 10-month intensive program where...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

Image courtesy of artists Erick Guadarrama and Benedetta Chan. Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Mural...

Six Diverse Fall Internships Available!

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s Creative Long Beach internship program awarded six arts organizations internships for the fall 2016 semester. The 17-week paid internships run August–December 2016 and are open to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach...

Arts Council Annual Grant Applications Now Available

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce that its 2016–17 annual grant applications are now available. The applications and guidelines are located on the Arts Council website at artslb.org/services/grants. The Arts Council provides three types of annual...

Things to Do

Learn more about upcoming Arts Council events and partner events happening around town.

Rules of Engagement: Culture as Weapon

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach, Carole Frances Lung and Nicolassa Galvez in an Open Conversations about socially engaged art. We are interested in exploring ways Long Beach artists work within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. Lung and Galvez...

Register Today for Summer Art Camps and Classes!

Summer is almost here and we’d like to highlight some fun summer art camps and classes taking place over the break. There are classes in visual arts, performance, dance, music, writing and more. The Art Exchange has partnered with Able ARTS Work for the 2017 Summer...

Self-Tour the Seven Creative Corridor Murals!

Did you miss the July 30 bus tour of the seven Creative Corridor murals in North Long Beach? Do not fret! A digital map was created to encourage self-led tours. To learn more about the project, view this short video. And don’t miss this great video and article about...

Get Involved

Learn more about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives, education opportunities and arts advocacy calls to action.

Eye on Design Students Visit FAR-SITED at the University Art Museum

Eye on Design is one of the Arts Council’s education programs for third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The 15-week program guides students through the same process a public artist follows – students learn to develop a public art concept and...

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace By Sarah Bennett When the Mobile ArtSpace first gets dropped in the middle of an empty dirt lot, you might think it doesn’t look like much. But when the sun sets, the box is illuminated to become a light and sound...

Profiles in the Arts

We love to share all the fantastic work happening in the creative community. Check here as we profile local artists, community leaders and organizations making things happen.

Art Matters 6.23.15

Another Long Beach Business Journal was released this week and Art Matters is focusing on POW! WOW! Long Beach, virtual murals via Localism's WALLS: An Art Walk, and the two current exhibits at CSULB's UAM! Until next time, check out Art Matters on Page...

Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Long Beach just experienced a major art event with murals completed around town. Here's the map of the locations; the Long Beach Museum of Art's associated exhibit, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, is up through September 27, 2015. Truly dynamic...