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

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open!

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open! The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to accept nominations for our 2016 Arts Awards! The awards are: James H. Ackerman Arts Philanthropist, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Arts Innovator and Economic Development Arts...

The Arts Council Welcomes Two Summer Interns!

The Arts Council is grateful to have two interns this summer, funded through grants from the Getty Foundation as part of its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission....

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...

Things to Do

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

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

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...

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

An Open Conversation on January 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme Art of Diplomacy, will take place at the Expo Art Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.) at 6 p.m. Join us for a closing reception and a program...

Get Involved

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

Eye on Design Students Visit FAR-SITED at the University Art Museum

Eye on Design is one of the Arts Council’s education programs for third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The 15-week program guides students through the same process a public artist follows – students learn to develop a public art concept and...

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...