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

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...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

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: • Camerata Kinder Konzert is an interactive children’s program put on...

Things to Do

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

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...

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...

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 6.23.15

Another Long Beach Business Journal was released this week and Art Matters is focusing on POW! WOW! Long Beach, virtual murals via Localism's WALLS: An Art Walk, and the two current exhibits at CSULB's UAM! Until next time, check out Art Matters on Page 38!

Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Long Beach just experienced a major art event with murals completed around town. Here's the map of the locations; the Long Beach Museum of Art's associated exhibit, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, is up through September 27, 2015. Truly dynamic...