Long Beach Arts Organizations Awarded Over $270K in Grants from LA County Arts Commission

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced Monday $4.518 million in two-year grants to 196 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP).

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Grants are given to organizations providing services throughout Los Angeles County and that are located in 46 of the County’s 88 municipalities. Individual grant awards range from $3,100 to $152,600, with 11 percent of the organizations funded receiving county arts grants for the first time.

Eleven of those organizations are in Long Beach, and received more than $270,000 in grant funds to continue providing cultural services to their diverse communities.

  • The Garage Theatre: $8,900
  • GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company: $16,000
  • International City Theatre: $38,000
  • Khmer Arts Academy: $20,100
  • Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra: $15,700
  • Long Beach Community Band: $4,000
  • Long Beach Community Players, Inc: $24,500
  • Long Beach Opera: $44,300
  • Long Beach Symphony Association: $47,900
  • Musical Theatre West: $49,300
  • Pony Box Dance Theatre: $6,400

“Arts and cultural organizations throughout LA County provide direct access, increased opportunities, and often free or low-cost arts activities and programming,” Pamela Bright-Moon, president of the Arts Commission, said in a statement. “Through the ongoing funding commitment of the Board of Supervisors, OGP is able to support organizations that are making a tremendous impact for residents, neighborhoods and communities Countywide.”

Over 70 panelists from the arts community, including artists, nonprofit arts administrators and members of the academic community, reviewed and scored each grant application.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters understanding, excellence and accessibility of the arts in the county, providing leadership and cultural services.

Additional information, facts and figures about the 2017-18 OGP grantees, as well as the Arts Commission, can be found via the website here.



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