Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more.

LLB is a 10-month intensive program where community leaders learn more about Long Beach’s opportunities and challenges and how they can improve the city. The 2017 class term is October 2016 – June 2017 and is comprised of monthly classes and events.

The Arts Council and LLB seek a strong arts leader to join the 2017 class. The ideal candidate will be actively engaged in Long Beach arts and culture through his or her professional or volunteer work and have an interest in promoting, elevating and advocating for the arts in Long Beach.

Interested leaders should submit a copy of their LLB application and one paragraph about how this opportunity will help them elevate the arts in their community. Applications for the grant are due June 6 to lisa.desmidt@artslb.org.

For more information about the LLB, visit leadershiplb.org and attend the next informational session at the Long Beach Playhouse on June 6 at 5:30 p.m.