Application Instructions

Complete all sections below and submit your application to apply. For questions, email grants@artslb.org, or call (562) 204-6104. You can also book a meeting (↪) to discuss your application.

All submitted files must be named in the following format: “ApplicantName_Filename”. Examples:

  • ApplicantName_Application.pdf
  • ApplicantName_ArtisticDocumentation.jpg

About 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).

For more details, visit the Organization Grants (↪) page.

Saving Your Entry

  • Save your unsubmitted form by clicking the Save and Continue button at the bottom of the form.
  • In order to save your entry, you must save the temporary link that is displayed below these instructions.
  • Only text and form selections will be saved. Images and other uploaded files will not be saved.
  • In addition to saving the temporary link, we recommend entering your email address so a copy of the link is sent directly to you.
  • We recommend using the Save and Continue button after completing each section in order to save your work.

Submitting Your Application

  • You must indicate that you have completed each section in order to view the “Submit” button.
  • If you do not see the “Submit” button, review your application and check off the “Complete” box for each section.
  • Upon a successful application submission, you will be taken to a confirmation page. The Primary, Secondary and Grant Submitter contacts will receive a confirmation email containing the contents of your application.
  • If you are taken to the confirmation page and you receive the confirmation email, we have received your application and will be in touch with more information.
  • If you are not taken to a confirmation page, your application has not been submitted. Usually this means you have missed a required field. Please review the application form for any error (designated by fields hightlighted in red). After resolving the issue, resubmit your application.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email within 5 minutes of submitting your application, you application may have not been submitted. Check your spam box, and if you cannot locate the confirmation, please contact us to confirm your application was received with the correct contact information.

The application period for the Operating Grant I & II 2024-2025 has closed. We are no longer accepting applications. We invite you to follow our social media to stay up-to-date for next year's applications.