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

The Arts Council provides three types of annual grants to fund Long Beach-based artists, organizations and initiatives: the Community Project Grant; Operating Grants I & II; and Professional Artist Fellowship Grants. These grants are generously supported through the City of Long Beach’s allocation for the arts.

Community Project Grants support exemplary artistic, cultural and arts educational projects of arts and cultural organizations. These grants encourage innovative, creative and unique programming and support cultural projects that meet diverse community needs.

Operating Grants provide unrestricted operating support for arts and cultural organizations that collect, preserve, present and/or commission exemplary works of art (e.g. visual art exhibitions, theatre, dance and/or musical performances). Works of art must be of regional significance, benefit the public and provide educational opportunities that help audiences better appreciate the arts.

The Professional Artist Fellowships recognize artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three years. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and professional achievement.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016: Grant Guidelines Available Online

Thursday, April 14, 2016: Artist Statement Workshop
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, 737 Pine Ave., Suite B, Long Beach, 90813

Tuesday, May 3, 2016: Grant Technical Assistance Workshop
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, 90807

Tuesday, May 10, 2015: Grant Technical Assistance Workshop
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: MADE in Long Beach, 236 Pine Ave., Long Beach, 90802

Wednesday, June 1, 2016: All grant applications due or postmarked by this date
Location: Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

To reserve your spot in a workshop, an RSVP is required to

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Photo Caption: Thanks to a 2015–16 Community Project Grant, students from nine elementary schools visited the University Art Museum’s Wayne Thiebaud: Prints in Process exhibit as part of the museum’s Plugged-In Classroom Outreach program.