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.

The deadline has passed for the 2019-2020 grant cycle. 2020-2021 applications and guidelines will be available in the spring of 2020 and the application deadline will be in June of 2020. Please feel free to review the 2019-2020 application and guidelines to get and idea of what the application will consist of for 2020-2021.

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 

2020–2021 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