The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4.5 million in two-year grants to 184 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program (OGP).
Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $162,700. Grantee organizations are spread throughout the county with offices located in 28 of the county’s 88 municipalities. Eight percent of the organizations funded are receiving county arts grants for the first time. The arts commission provides applicants with the flexibility to request support for their current critical needs, rather than require they request support for specific types of projects based on their budget size.
“Sixty percent of applicants have increased award amounts from the last time these organizations were funded,” said Arts Commission president Claire Peeps. “Almost half of these grants will support ongoing salaries or new jobs, so arts organizations will not only be able to provide a diverse range of cultural services for residents, they’ll also be employing them.”
Applications were reviewed and scored by more than 60 panelists from the arts community, including artists, nonprofit arts administrators and members of the academic community.
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