The Arts Council for Long Beach offers funding for professional development opportunities and Long Beach-based projects.

Project Microgrants are available for local projects that are free, open to the public and benefit Long Beach residents. Professional Development Microgrants are available for Long Beach artists who are seeking assistance with funding for professional development opportunities, such as a workshop or a conference.

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis:

Cycle 1: Events Dates: October 1–December 31, 2020; Application Deadline: August 15
Cycle 2: Events Dates: January 1–March 31, 2021; Application Deadline: November 15
Cycle 3: Events Dates: April 1–June 30, 2021; Application Deadline: February 15
Cycle 4: Events Dates: July 1–September 30, 2021; Application Deadline: May 15

Applicants will be notified as to the status of their application after the Arts Council board meeting following the application deadline. Both of the Arts Council's Microgrant programs accept applications throughout the year until funds have been fully allocated.

Microgrant 2020–2021 Guidelines

Microgrant Project Budget Form

Project Microgrants

Project Microgrants are available for projects that are free, open to the public and benefit Long Beach residents. Successful applications will demonstrate that the project supports community representation and cultural respect, encourages cultural diversity and/or enhances underserved communities, neighborhoods or populations of Long Beach.


Professional Development Microgrants

Funded professional development opportunities must enhance the organization’s or artist’s ability to serve Long Beach residents. Successful applications will demonstrate that the opportunity benefits the applicant, the applicant's organizations and/or the Long Beach community, particularly underserved communities, neighborhoods or populations.


Support Arts Council for Long Beach Grants

Help us support the exciting projects that Long Beach artists want to bring to local communities! By supporting artists, together we create cultural opportunities and experiences for the people who live, work and play here. From music to dance, visual arts to cultural festivals and beyond, our microgrants fund a diversity of projects throughout every corner of the city.

If you would like to make a donation to our Microgrant program to support local arts, cultural events and professional development opportunities for artists, please visit our donate page.

Support our Microgrants Program