Long Beach Arts News

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Check here for our latest announcements and opportunities — from artist calls and grants to exciting projects.

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

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...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

Image courtesy of artists Erick Guadarrama and Benedetta Chan. Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Mural...

Six Diverse Fall Internships Available!

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s Creative Long Beach internship program awarded six arts organizations internships for the fall 2016 semester. The 17-week paid internships run August–December 2016 and are open to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach...

Arts Council Annual Grant Applications Now Available

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce that its 2016–17 annual grant applications are now available. The applications and guidelines are located on the Arts Council website at artslb.org/services/grants. The Arts Council provides three types of annual...

Things to Do

Learn more about upcoming Arts Council events and partner events happening around town.

Empower Arts West Long Beach

Empower Arts West Long Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach and Councilmember Roberto Uranga invite you to Empower Arts, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gold Star Manor. Join us as we celebrate arts education and veteran creativity through visual and performing arts. The...

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6–8 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will open Meditations, the inaugural Artist Registry exhibition at The Collaborative. The Arts Council is committed to fostering creativity, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving arts...

Restoration Drum & Movement

Restoration Drum & Movement

On Saturday, February 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Michelle Obama Library, join Jennifer Tehani Sarreal for Restoration Drum & Movement, a Social Emotional Arts program. The program is designed to provide the veteran community with tools and techniques for holistic...

Get Involved

Learn more about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives, education opportunities and arts advocacy calls to action.

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace By Sarah Bennett When the Mobile ArtSpace first gets dropped in the middle of an empty dirt lot, you might think it doesn’t look like much. But when the sun sets, the box is illuminated to become a light and sound...

Applications Available for Art Education Funding!

Are you a third or fourth grade teacher in LBUSD? Do you want your students to learn about public art and the cultural traditions in their community? The Arts Council released applications for two arts education programs, Eye on Design and Passport to the Arts. These...

Profiles in the Arts

We love to share all the fantastic work happening in the creative community. Check here as we profile local artists, community leaders and organizations making things happen.

Art Matters 7.7.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue's Art Matters page highlights the launch of our fantastic new website by visualade, our Indiegogo campaign Microgrants for a Creative Long Beach, the fantastic Dragon Boat competitions at...