Organization Grants

Operating Grants I & II

Operating Grants I & II provide unrestricted, operating support to Long Beach-based arts and cultural organizations whose primary mission is to collect, preserve, present and/or commission exemplary works of art (e.g. visual art exhibitions, theatre, dance and/or musical performances). Works of art must be of regional significance, for the benefit of the general public and provide educational opportunities that enable audiences to better understand and appreciate the arts. Organization budgets must be over $250,000 annually.

Please note that Measure B Grantees are no longer eligible for Operating Grants through the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Operating Grants I & II Consultation

  • Consultation required with the Grants Department for all new Operating Grant applicants.
  • By appointment only: April 2024 through June 12, 2024
  • To request an appointment, please contact the Grants Department at or book a meeting.

If you are looking for application assistance, visit our Grant Application Assistance webpage to find the Grants Department’s contact information.

NOTE: We have been experiencing some 502 and 503 server errors on the grant applications. If you receive this error your application is most likely submitted correctly but timed out in the process. Please email to confirm receipt of your application before submitting a new application.

Key Dates

  • 2024-2025 Application Opening: April 2024
  • 2024-2025 Application Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024, 5 PM

2023–2024 Operating Grantees

Past Operational Grants Recipients



Art Theatre
Khmer Arts Academy
Long Beach Playhouse


Able ARTS Work
International City Theatre
Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach Opera
Long Beach Symphony
Musical Theatre West