The application deadline for the City of Long Beach’s Creative Economy Grants program has been extended through July 7, 2022. The program funded by the Long Beach Recovery Act provides financial support to local nonprofits and professional artists to be utilized for operational recovery, public art, community projects and artist fellowships.

The Creative Economy Grants program includes the following three grant opportunities administered through Arts Council for Long Beach (ArtsLB):

  • Organizational Recovery Grants: Grants will be available to support the operational recovery of large arts, culture and historical nonprofit organizations in the city.
  • Community Project Grants: These grants will support one-time projects by arts, cultural and historical organizations in Long Beach, through ArtsLB’s existing Community Project Guidelines.
  • Artist Fellowships: Professional artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record will be eligible to apply for a fellowship through ArtsLB’s existing Professional Artist Fellowship Selection Guidelines.

The City is partnering with ArtsLB, to offer free one-on-one assistance to artists applying for grant programs. For application assistance, artists can contact ArtsLB at 562.435.2787 or

With this deadline extension, the application period for the three grant opportunities will now close at 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2022. A separate Public Mural grant, which is also currently accepting applications, will close Aug. 5, 2022. Additional information regarding the application process and eligibility requirements for all Creative Economy Grants can be found on the ArtsLB website.

These grant opportunities are made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act (Recovery Act), a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $900,000 has been allocated from the Recovery Act to support the City’s arts and culture organizations. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at