Purpose

Supporting Organizations located in the Second Supervisorial District at the Intersection of Arts, Culture and Social Justice

The purpose of this program is to deepen investment in community-based organizations that contribute to the cultural fabric of the Second District, whether through their programming, cultural spaces, or arts-based strategies to effect positive social change, through a lens of cultural and racial equity and the needs of organizations given the impact of COVID-19.

Arts and culture play a critical role in the economic resiliency of Los Angeles County and in the social resiliency of our communities. Supporting this sector’s survival in the Second Supervisorial District will help to preserve our creative economy, the cultural identity and vitality of the district, and the well-being of our residents and communities where they live.

The 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program comes at a critical time for organizations in the region as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the very survival of nonprofit arts organizations unable to reopen their doors and particularly organizations led by and serving communities of color that have historically been underfunded.

Who is Eligible

Organizations may apply if they meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:

  • Nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organizations must be physically located and operating within the Second Supervisorial District (To determine if your organization is located here, visit http://rrcc.lacounty.gov/OnlineDistrictmapApp/). No exceptions will be made to this requirement.
  • Fiscally sponsored organizations who possess Model A comprehensive sponsorship agreement with the Fiscal Sponsor are eligible to apply (a copy of the agreement or verification letter from the sponsor will be required with the application).
  • Primarily serving Second Supervisorial District residents
  • Organizations with arts programming budgets of less than $15 million prior to March 1, 2020
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated arts programming
  • Have tax exempt status, as defined by the IRS
  • Have “ACTIVE” status and provide a Certificate of Good Standing from the California Secretary of State
  • Commit to attending at least two peer-learning and engagement opportunities for capacity building and peer exchange with the funded cohort of grantees during the grant period

Who is Not Eligible

  • Nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organizations located outside of the Second Supervisorial District
  • Organizations located in the Second Supervisorial District with arts programming budgets over $15 million
  • For-profit organizations
  • Organizations whose primary mission is to raise funds
  • Individual artists
  • Educational institutions that lead to a degree or diploma, including but not limited to private or public schools or scholarship programs, colleges, and universities (This includes departments and programs therein, except for arts organizations that possess independent 501(c)(3) status)
  • Municipal or County government agencies and departments
  • Organizations that have “SUSPENDED” Status with the California Secretary of State

 

How to Apply

Please review the 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program Guidelines to understand all application requirements, and apply via SurveyMonkey Apply.

Apply Now

Start your application now, via Survey Monkey Apply.

Survey Monkey Apply

As of August 1, 2020, all Arts and Culture Grant Applications must be filled out via Survey Monkey Apply.

 

Deadline

There will be one application round of the 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program

The application and guidelines will be available online beginning February 24, 2021. The deadline to submit the online application is Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 11PM PST. Application deadline will not be extended for any reason.

Resources

Application Guidelines

Download a PDF of the full guidelines for the 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program.

Sample Application

Download a sample application of the 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program

Applications Instructions

View and download a pdf of application instructions.

Application Workshops & Office Hours


 


Want More Info?

Please contact staff at grants@arts.lacounty.gov.