LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the Arts Council for Long Beach announced the 35 organizations and 35 artists selected to participate in the California Creative Corps program. Earlier this year, ArtsLB was selected by the California Arts Council as one of 15 organizations to administer the $60 Million Creative Corp program. Organizations will receive a $30,000 grant, and artists will receive a $50,000 grant with an additional $25,000 in funds to support the project. ArtsLB is awarding a total of $3,675,000 in grant funds to support this one-year program and will implement professional development mentorships to support the grantees.

“This is an exciting step in the overall mission of this statewide pilot program,” said Griselda Suarez, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach. “The organizations and artists selected out of hundreds of applications represent new opportunities to bring the arts into portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties that represent the fabric of our communities and will benefit greatly from this year-long collaboration.”

The program funds aim to create works of art through Los Angeles and Orange County that reflect the heart of their diverse communities. This pilot program will serve as a media, community outreach, and engagement campaign to increase public health awareness to stop the spread of COVID-19, water and energy conservation education, climate mitigation, emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery, civic engagement, including voter education and outreach, and social justice. 
“The California Arts Council is excited to see our partner ArtsLB move into the next phase of this project and begin

n infusing these new and innovative arts opportunities across Southern California,” said Greg Johnson, Board President of the Arts Council for Long Beach. “This program is proof positive that California remains committed to the arts and ensuring that we are intentional about breaking down barriers to access serving our most vulnerable and underserved communities.” he continued.

Learn more at https://artslb.org/creative-corps/

Creative Corps ArtistsCreative Corps Organizations
Annie LesserAmazing Grace Conservatory Inc
Andrew ReidArts and Services for Disabled Inc DBA Able ARTS Work
Cornerstone EnsembleArts District San Pedro Waterfront
Melissa Letitia MooreBoys and Girls Club of Long Beach
Michelle MarksCamerata Singers of Long Beach Inc
Nicole RademacherCare Closet LBC
Taylor Elizabeth JeffreyChildren’s Dental Foundation
Jasmine BoydColor Compton Inc
Danielle MitchellCommunity Literature Initiative
Noah FrazierCreative Class Collective
Nancy Lynée WooDSTL Arts
Jennie E. ParkEmpowering Pacific Islander Communities
Shawn Christopher Lovell NaborsGrand Vision Foundation
Trinh MaiKhmer Girls in Action
Angela WillcocksL.A. River Public Art Project
Kiara WinstonLA Commons
Neyva SandovalLatino Equality Alliance
Lauren Nicole NunezLibroMobile Arts Cooperative/Crear Studio
Larry StokesLoiter Galleries Inc
Nina SarnelleLong Beach Forward INC
Deborah BrockusLong Beach Fresh
Rhonda LoveMental Health America of Los Angeles
Randi “Rascal” FreitasNo Easy Props Inc
C-Squared (Camal Pugh, Christopher Winston)One in Long Beach Inc DBA The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
Jose M. LozaORALE
Carin JacobsRepertory Dance Theatre of Los Angeles
Lucas GordonSanta Ana Building Healthy Communities
McCall CadenasSouth Coast Chorale INC
Amy BauerThe Jewel Box Children’s Theatre Company
Cory BilickoUnited Cambodian Community Inc.
Tiffany LeVietRISE
David George BrownWATTS EMPOWERMENT CENTER with Red Eye
Alexey L SteeleWatts Labor Community Action Committee
d. haejin bangYoung Mens Christian Association of Greater Long Beach