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

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.

Eye on Design Community Workday

We'd like to invite you to our Eye on Design Community Project Workday. Our Teaching Artist, Betty Rosen is coordinating a community project workday where we invite community members to help us finish our Eye on Design mosaic. Help us place tile on mesh, cut tile, and...

Long Beach Open Studio Tour

October 14 and 15 from noon to 5 p.m., visit studios of Long Beach artists by planning a self-guided tour with friends in celebration of Arts Month. For info on participating artists, studio locations, live music locations, etc., visit LBopenstudiotour.com. This event...

Rules of Engagement: Culture as Weapon

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach, Carole Frances Lung and Nicolassa Galvez in an Open Conversations about socially engaged art. We are interested in exploring ways Long Beach artists work within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. Lung and Galvez...

Register Today for Summer Art Camps and Classes!

Summer is almost here and we’d like to highlight some fun summer art camps and classes taking place over the break. There are classes in visual arts, performance, dance, music, writing and more. The Art Exchange has partnered with Able ARTS Work for the 2017 Summer...

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...