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
ArtsLB’s Creative Corps program is funded by the California Arts Council.
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.
Creative Corps 2023-2024 Grantees
|Creative Corps Artists
|Creative Corps Organizations
|Amazing Grace Conservatory Inc
|Arts and Services for Disabled Inc DBA Able ARTS Work
|Arts District San Pedro Waterfront
|Melissa Letitia Moore
|Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach
|Camerata Singers of Long Beach Inc
|Alexey L Steele
|Care Closet LBC
|Taylor Elizabeth Jeffrey
|Children’s Dental Foundation
|Color Compton Inc
|Community Literature Initiative
|Creative Class Collective
|Nancy Lynée Woo
|Jennie E. Park
|Empowering Pacific Islander Communities
|Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors
|Grand Vision Foundation
|Khmer Girls in Action
|L.A. River Public Art Project
|Latino Equality Alliance
|Lauren Nicole Nunez
|LibroMobile Arts Cooperative/Crear Studio
|Loiter Galleries Inc
|Long Beach Forward INC
|Long Beach Fresh
|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
|A.K Toney and Chatiera Ray
|Jon Johnson Repertory Arts
|Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities
|South Coast Chorale INC
|The Jewel Box Children’s Theatre Company
|United Cambodian Community Inc.
|David George Brown
|WATTS EMPOWERMENT CENTER with Red Eye
|Watts Labor Community Action Committee
|d. haejin bang
|Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Long Beach
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