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 the 2021-2022 grant cycle is Thursday, September 30, 2021. 

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

Download 2021–2022 Guidelines: Operating Grant I & II Guidelines
Apply for the 2021–2022 Operating Grant I & II

Download 2021–2022 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