The Arts Commission provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that use the arts to support their mission, while primarily providing a wider range of services and programs to residents of LA County. Guidelines and deadlines are outlined below. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a free technical support workshop taking place throughout the County between September-October for new and returning applicants. These workshops include information about the program, recently updated guidelines, eligibility requirements and tips on submitting strong proposals.
The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.