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.

Download 2019–2020 Guidelines: Operating Grant I & II Guidelines
Download 2019–2020 Application: Operating Grant I & II Applications

Download 2019–2020 Budget Form and Sample Budget Form

The Fiscal Year 2019–2020 applications are due June 10, 2019, by 5 p.m. All applications must be submitted to the Dropbox link below. No hard copy or emailed applications will be accepted. If you do not receive a confirmation email that your application was received please contact the Arts Council for Long Beach.

2017–2018 Operating Grantees

Current & 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