Professional Artist Fellowship

The Professional Artist Fellowship honors Long Beach’s living artists with awards recognizing their most recent work. Eligible artists must be active Long Beach artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three (3) years with profound impact to Long Beach communities. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and professional achievement. The grant award amount is dependent upon available funds and the number of qualified applicants.

We welcome artists and performers of all genres to apply, including, but not limited to:

    • Visual Arts
    • Performing Arts
    • Audio Arts
    • Literary Arts
    • Media Arts
    • Culinary Arts
    • Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Arts
    • Folk and Traditional Arts

Professional Artist Fellowship Request for Curatorial Qualifications

Professional Artist Fellowship Technical Assistance Workshop

    • Check out the previous 2023-2024 application cycle technical assistance workshop video on our YouTube page.

If you are looking for application assistance, visit our Grant Application Assistance webpage to sign up for the 2024-2025 application cycle technical assistance workshop and find the Grants Department’s contact information.

NOTE: We have been experiencing some 502 and 503 server errors on the grant applications. If you receive this error your application is most likely submitted correctly but timed out in the process. Please email to confirm receipt of your application before submitting a new application.

2024-2025 Application Opening: April 2024

2024-2025 Application Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024, 5 PM

2020–2021 Go Make Something Professional Artist Fellow Cohort

Past Professional Artist Fellows


2016–2017 Professional Artist Fellows

2015–2016 Professional Artist Fellows

2014–2015 Professional Artist Fellows


2013–2014 Professional Artist Fellows

2012–2013 Professional Artist Fellows

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