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Grants and Professional Development

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About OGP
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2015-16 Grantees 
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For Grantseekers
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Grantee Opportunities

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission supports the arts sector in the County of Los Angeles through grants to nonprofit arts organizations and by providing professional development programs to both grantees and non-grantees of the Arts Commission. 


The Arts Commission contracts approximately 200 arts organizations annually through the Organizational Grant Program (OGP) to provide arts services. Made possible through the generosity of the Board of Supervisors, grants for concerts, theatre and dance productions, exhibitions, in-school and out-of-school arts education and core operations help these organizations enrich the lives of County residents in large and small communities alike. This program ensures that a wide variety of cultural services will continue to reach County residents

OGP provides two-year grants to nonprofit arts organizations and applications are accepted annually between the months from October to November. 

In 2015, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 184 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP). While the current allocation remains the same as last year, it represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle in which this pool of candidates was eligible to apply and provides support to ensure arts organizations continue to provide cultural services to the diverse population that comprises Los Angeles County.

In addition, 89, or 48%, of 184 OGP grantees applied for funding to pay for salaries or job creation. This will positively impact the residents of Los Angeles County through increased job opportunities.


For more information please contact grants staff at or 213-202-5858.

Grantee Feedback


“Our OGP grant helped provide the compensation for our first executive director. This was a big step in changing the organization from an all volunteer-led organization for over 33 years.” - Hollywood Arts Council 

Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG)

Click here to see guidelines and application information

CIAG is a new funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations that use the arts to support their mission while primarily providing a wider range of services and programs.