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The 2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program was administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. The one-time program award provided funds to support nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations located in the Second Supervisorial District. Grant awards are based on eligibility and available funding. Awards were based on the number of applications received, organizational budget size, and planned programming during the grant period.

This program supports the rich diversity of artistic and cultural expression in the Second Supervisorial District through critical funding for established and emerging organizations that have made a significant impact on LA’s cultural landscape and the cultural fabric of the District through one-time general operating grants. Grant recipients also have the opportunity to participate in peer learning and professional development sessions as part of the grant requirements.

To promote cultural and racial equity, the program gave priority to organizations that contribute to LA County’s cultural diversity and those rooted in and serving underserved and communities of color, including Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous communities. It was open to existing Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture grantees, non-grantees, and emerging organizations located in the Second District.

The Grantees

A Place Called Home
The Actors' Gang
Amazing Grace Conservatory
Arts at Blue Roof
Ballet Folklorico del Pacifico
Body Traffic
Center for Land Use Interpretation
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Collage Dance Theatre
Color Compton
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
CONTRA-TIEMPO
Craft Contemporary
Cakecutter Institute
Culver City Forward FBO Theatre Magnet
Daroo Korean Performing Arts and Culture
Destination Crenshaw
Dream A World Education
Dream Complex
Ebony Repertory Theatre
Equitable Vitrines
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center
Film Independent
Get Lit - Words Ignite
Greetings from South-Central Los Angeles
GYOPO
Heart of Los Angeles Youth
Hollywood Cinema Production Resources
Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Inner-City Arts
International Eye, Los Angeles
Invertigo Dance Theatre
Korean American Music Foundation
LA Commons
L.A. GOAL
Launch Productions
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers
Los Angeles Korean American Musicians Association
Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation
Matsutoyo Kai
Muae Publishing
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
New Earth Organization
No Easy Props
No Limits Theater Group
Nuestras Raíces
Odyssey Theatre Foundation
Open Arts Food Pantry & Resource Center
P.S. ARTS
Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation
Piece by Piece
POPS THE CLUB
Rediscover Center
Repertory Dance Theatre of Los Angeles
Rhythm Arts Alliance

Saturday Night Bath
SoLA Contemporary
Soledad Enrichment Action
Son of Semele Ensemble
Spirit Awakening Foundation
Starfish Stories
Street Poets
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
Teada Productions
The Advot Project
The Ghost Road Company
The Harmony Project
The Harry Bridges Project
The League of Allied Arts Corporation
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
The Pan African Film Festival
The People Concern
Two Bit Circus Foundation
Venice Arts
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Vox Femina Los Angeles
Willowbrook Inclusion Network (W.I.N)
World Stage Performance Gallery

The Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program grantees were announced on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

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Purpose of this Grant

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 was 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 was 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

 

Archival 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.

2021-22 Second Supervisorial District Arts and Culture Recovery Grant Program | Application Workshop

A recording of the application workshop that was held via zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021.