The Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking up to 10 art/performance activations for the 2020 LB Art Walk.

LOCATION: East Village Arts Park and Downtown East Village Long Beach (see map)

EXHIBITION TIMELINE: May 2020 – December 2020

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to artists residing or working in the Greater Long Beach; age 18 and older.

ARTIST/PERFORMANCE HONORARIUM: $1000 to cover all programming and installation costs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All entries to be submitted by MIDNIGHT on or before April 6, 2020.

 PROGRAM GOALS AND INFORMATION

This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily activate the East Village Downtown area.

GOALS

  • Promoting artists living in Long Beach
  • Uplifting communities to engage in arts and culture
  • Building connections between artists and audiences
  • Cultivating unique opportunities for art to be shown and appreciated
  • Transforming Long Beach through public art that showcases the city’s character

MONTHLY THEMES

May: LGBTQ

June: Juneteenth

July: Youth & Music

August: Women’s Month – Highlight women’s vote centennial anniversary

September: Latinx Musica

October: Arts Month – “Nitemare on Elm St.”

November: Indigenous Arts

December: Shop Small

All proposals submitted for the Art Walk Call should enhance, highlight and showcase the diverse and vibrant Long Beach creative scene.  It is important to the Arts Council for Long Beach for public artwork to offer a source of inspiration and pride for the community and patrons alike. As the city navigates the ebb and flow of new construction and old community, the revitalization and re-connection of our Long Beach community is of utmost importance.

Artists shall provide a short written statement as part of their submission explaining how their artwork addresses and illustrates the theme.

OUTREACH

Arts Council has partnered with businesses in the Downtown and East Village Arts District to promote the LB Art Walk and artists that participate.

LB Art Walk 2020 Proposal

  • PART I: CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Name of Collective applying for the grant.
  • Primary contact person for the application
  • Please indicate the Council District(s) where the administrative offices/studios for the project are located. Check all that apply. View a current district map here.
  • Please indicate which month and theme you are proposing to program.
  • PART II: PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Which month are you interested in programming for the LB Art Walk? Please explain your interest in the theme.
  • Please provide a brief summary of the project and explain how the artwork addresses and illustrates the theme. This description will be shared with the public if your project is funded.
  • PART IV: ARTISTIC DOCUMENTATION

  • Provide samples of the collective's past projects. Please upload artistic documentation as a PDF. If your documentation includes links, please hyperlink them within the PDF.
    Accepted file types: pdf.