Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects at up to $1,000. Here are the five diverse projects that received funding last month:

Underwater Dreams was an outdoor film screening that took place October 10 at the ArtExchange in partnership with Palacio Magazine and Ambulante. The film chronicles the story of four teenage boys – the sons of Mexican immigrants – who entered a sophisticated underwater robotics competition, going up against the likes of engineering powerhouse MIT – and winning!

Art 4 Non Violence is an art exhibition at Hellada Art Center (117 Linden Ave.) that brings together artists from around the world in an effort to share their stories about human trafficking and domestic violence. The exhibition is on view from November 1–15, 2015.

• The Museum of Latin American Art’s Dia de los Muertos programming is a series of workshops and events throughout October and November that invites families to celebrate loved ones through arts and cultural activities.

• The Miner Smith Project is a historic documentation effort into the life and works of architect Miner Robert Smith, who built about two dozen homes in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach. The project consists of an Illustrated book, home tour, exhibition at the Historical Society of Long Beach (December 2015–February 2016) and an interactive website.

• The popular Meet the Masters program takes place throughout elementary and middle schools and educates students, teachers and parents about the lives and works of famous artists. Our microgrant helps fund the program at David Burcham School (K–8), for 600 students.

For more information on the Arts Council’s microgrant program and other grants, please visit www.artslb.org/services/grants.