Professional Artist Fellowship

The Professional Artist Fellowship

The Arts Council for Long Beach recognizes exemplary Long Beach artists for their recent work through the Professional Artist Fellowship awards.

Eligible artists must be active Long Beach artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three years. We welcome artists and performers of all genres to apply.

In addition to the Arts Council’s existing Professional Artist Fellowship Grant, the Long Beach Recovery Act also allocated additional funding for artist fellowships through the Creative Economy Grants Program. Applicants can apply for both through one application.

  • Artist Fellowships: Professional artists who live, work or actively create in Long Beach and demonstrate and active exhibition and/or production record will be eligible to apply for Artist Fellowships through ArtsLB’s existing Professional Artist Fellowship selection guidelines.

Grant applications open Monday, May 2, 2022. The deadline the 2022-2023 grant cycle is Thursday, July 7, 2022. 

Professional Artist Fellowship Workshop

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Location: Virtual

RSVP on Eventbrite.

To learn more about how to receive free application assistance, artist can contract the ArtsLB at 562.435.2787 or email

2020–2021 Go Make Something Professional Artist Fellow Cohort

Past Professional Artist Fellows


2019-2020 Professional Artist Fellows 

Martin Alexander Spratlen Etem

Ali Smith

Jason Keam

Kelsey Zwarka

Kipp Kahlia


2018-2019 Professional Artist Fellows

Nancy Lynée Woo

Diana Burbano

Eric Almanza

Jorge Mujica

Sandow Birk

Virginia Broersma


2017–2018 Professional Artist Fellows

Kristen Beeler

Jose Loza

Gerardo Monterrubio

Brittany Mojo 


2016–2017 Professional Artist Fellows

Angela Wilcocks

Dave Van Patten

Norma Haas Rosen

Anna Bae


2015–2016 Professional Artist Fellows

Christine Nguyen

Ramon Rodriguez

Gary Alvarez

Lara Odell

Connie DK Lane


2014–2015 Professional Artist Fellows

Olga Lah

Pamela K. Johnson

Carole Frances Lung

Sunny Nash

Yulya Dukhovny


2013–2014 Professional Artist Fellows


Kurt Simonson

Annie Stromquist

Jeff Foye

Jessica Kondrath

Margie Darrow


2012–2013 Professional Artist Fellows

Terry Braunstein

Jeff Rau

Patrick Williams

Shyamala Moorty

Hiromi Takizawa