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

The Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years!

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized...

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...

Things to Do

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

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

The Dew Tour will bring local artists and the community together for a fun and free event open to the public from June 28–30.  Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands, and fans to celebrate competition, culture, and creators.

OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center

OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center

We invite Long Beach residents to join us in an OPEN CONVERSATION On February 20, 2018, the Long Beach City Council took the first step toward creating an African American Cultural Center that would celebrate Black history, arts and culture. Spearheaded by...

Artist Talk: Joakim Ojanen

Artist Talk: Joakim Ojanen

Joakim Ojanen is a world renowned artists in the forefront of contemporary ceramics. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Germany, France, Sweden, and the US. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and in art fairs worldwide including...

Open Conversation: Collaborative Meets Collectives

Open Conversation: Collaborative Meets Collectives

Since the re-opening of the Collaborative (421 Broadway), the Arts Council wants to make the space a place for local artists. As part of the mission of the re-imagined space, we will be conducting a call for curators. We think collectives are also a big part of the...

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 8.4.15

Art Matters 8.4.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue’s Art Matters page highlights the 47th Annual Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) Conference, hosted by the Long Beach Symphony, the creative adaptive re-use projects by We...

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...