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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...

Summer Internship Opportunities

The Arts Council has two exciting internship opportunities available: a Marketing and Grant internship sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and a Public Art internship made possible by the Getty...

Arts Council Triples Number of Arts Education Grants

The Arts Council awarded a record number of Long Beach Unified School District classrooms an Arts Education Enrichment Grant for the current 2015–16 school year. The Arts Council was able to triple the number of recipients to 32 classrooms at 24 schools. The increased...

Things to Do

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

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach in Honoring the 2018 State of the Arts Awardees

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach in Honoring the 2018 State of the Arts Awardees

Long Beach, CA—On Friday, October 12 from 6–9 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia. This year’s theme, Arts Revolution, is a special occasion that brings together...

Music Tastes Good

Music Tastes Good

Music Tastes Good: Radiolistener is a band formed in tribute to a world renowned and much loved Long Beach local Ikey Owens.  His inspiration, and influence in the Long Beach music scene still echo sweet melodies in remembrance of such a giving soul. Asi Fui is...

2018 State of the Arts

2018 State of the Arts

On Friday, October 12 from 6–9 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

Get Involved

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

Attend January 26 Council Meeting to Support a Percent for Arts Policy

Great news: following Mayor Garcia's State of the City announcement on January 13 to look into reinstating a percent for arts policy, Vice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilmembers Andrews, Gonzalez and Price are bringing a recommendation to that effect to the January 26...

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.