Creating works of art throughout Los Angeles and Orange County that reflect the heart of our diverse communities.
Thriving communities benefit from universal participation in the arts
The Arts Council for Long Beach has selected 35 organizations and 35 artists to participate in the California Creative Corps program. This grant program seeks to bring awareness to community health, environmental justice, social justice and uplifting specific communities, including people with disabilities and LGBTQIA2S+ populations.
ArtsLB was selected by the California Arts Council as one of 15 organizations to administer the $60 Million Creative Corp program.
“This is an exciting step in the overall mission of this statewide pilot program. 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.” – Griselda Suarez, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach
Creative Corps Program Overview
The Creative Corps program aims 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.
Thirty-five (35) non-profit organizations have been selected to collaborate with an corresponding artist or cohort of artists for 1 year. The result will be a work of art that involves the organizations’ target communities and addresses one or more of the following topics:
- Public health awareness messages to stop the spread of COVID-19
- Public awareness related to water and energy conservation, climate mitigation, and emergency preparedness, relief, and recovery
- Civic engagement, including election participation
- Social justice and community engagement
“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.” – Greg Johnson, Board President of the Arts Council for Long Beach.
Key Dates & Upcoming Events
- JULY 29 Grantee Award Ceremony
- JULY 2023 – JUNE 2024 Projects and Professional Development Workshops Commence
- FEB 2024 Creative Corps 2024-25 Guidelines Released
Creative Corps 2023-2024 Grantees
|Creative Corps Artists||Creative Corps Organizations|
|Annie Lesser||Amazing Grace Conservatory Inc|
|Andrew Reid||Arts and Services for Disabled Inc DBA Able ARTS Work|
|Cornerstone Ensemble||Arts District San Pedro Waterfront|
|Melissa Letitia Moore||Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach|
|Michelle Marks||Camerata Singers of Long Beach Inc|
|Nicole Rademacher||Care Closet LBC|
|Taylor Elizabeth Jeffrey||Children’s Dental Foundation|
|Jasmine Boyd||Color Compton Inc|
|Danielle Mitchell||Community Literature Initiative|
|Noah Frazier||Creative Class Collective|
|Nancy Lynée Woo||DSTL Arts|
|Jennie E. Park||Empowering Pacific Islander Communities|
|Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors||Grand Vision Foundation|
|Trinh Mai||Khmer Girls in Action|
|Angela Willcocks||L.A. River Public Art Project|
|Kiara Winston||LA Commons|
|Neyva Sandoval||Latino Equality Alliance|
|Lauren Nicole Nunez||LibroMobile Arts Cooperative/Crear Studio|
|Larry Stokes||Loiter Galleries Inc|
|Nina Sarnelle||Long Beach Forward INC|
|Deborah Brockus||Long Beach Fresh|
|Rhonda Love||Mental Health America of Los Angeles|
|Randi “Rascal” Freitas||No Easy Props Inc|
|C-Squared (Camal Pugh, Christopher Winston)||One in Long Beach Inc DBA The LGBTQ Center Long Beach|
|Jose M. Loza||ORALE|
|Carin Jacobs||Repertory Dance Theatre of Los Angeles|
|Lucas Gordon||Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities|
|McCall Cadenas||South Coast Chorale INC|
|Amy Bauer||The Jewel Box Children’s Theatre Company|
|Cory Bilicko||United Cambodian Community Inc.|
|David George Brown||WATTS EMPOWERMENT CENTER with Red Eye|
|Alexey L Steele||Watts Labor Community Action Committee|
|d. haejin bang||Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Long Beach|
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The Arts Council for Long Beach has been selected as one of only 14 organizations to administer the California Creative Corps Program, a pilot program funded by a $60 million one-time allocation for the California Arts Council to increase community health, environmental justice, social justice, and uplift specific communities, people with disabilities, or LGBTQIA2S+.