The Arts Council for Long Beach is excited to announce that the 2017–2018 Annual Grant Cycle Applications and Guidelines are now available. Applications and Guidelines can be found on the Arts Council website at

The Arts Council provides three types of annual grants to fund Long Beach 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.

The Community Project Grant program supports the exemplary artistic, cultural and arts educational projects of arts and cultural organizations in Long Beach. Through Community Project Grant programs, the Arts Council encourages innovative, creative and unique programming and supports cultural projects that meet diverse community needs.

Operating Grants provide unrestricted operating support to Long Beach-based arts and cultural organizations that collect, preserve, present and/or commission exemplary works of art (e.g., art exhibitions, film and/or media arts, theatre, dance and/or musical performances). Works of art must be of regional significance, for the benefit of the general public and provide educational opportunities that enable audiences to better understand and appreciate the arts.

The Professional Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach living artists. These awards 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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Artist Statement and Professional Artist Fellowship Workshop
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Uptown Business District (6082 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805)
RSVP: Please email to reserve your spot

Thursday, July 6, 2017: Community Project Grant Technical Assistance Workshop
Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
Location: The Collaborative Gallery (421 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802)
RSVP: Please email to reserve your spot

June 5–July 20: OPG I & II Orientation
Time: By appointment only. Required for all new grant applicants.
RSVP: Please email to reserve your spot

Monday, July 31, 2017 by 5 p.m.: All Grant Applications due or postmarked by this date
Location: Arts Council for Long Beach, 350 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.