In an effort to help the Council District 13 arts community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell on June 2 announced the release of a Theater Emergency Response Program, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs.
“I know from my own experiences as an artist here in Los Angeles just how integral the theater community is to our city,” O’Farrell said. “The 13th District in particular is home to many theaters that are small in size but large in impact. I will always support the L.A. small theater community in any way I can – especially now, as we set our sights on emerging from the pandemic.”
The program is open to theater businesses whose operations are physically owned or leased within the geographic boundaries of Council District 13. Up to 25 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to qualified nonprofit and for-profit theater businesses, theater troupes and venues that support theaters to create online performing arts experiences such as theater workshops, community classes, play readings, one-person shows and edited versions of past performing arts events.
Grants will be awarded to theater businesses with fewer than 50 paid annual workers, including proprietors, salaried employees and independent contractors. To be eligible, applicants must be either a registered nonprofit or for-profit theater business or a theater troupe or collective.
“The Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to partner with Councilmember O’Farrell on this important initiative,” said Danielle Brazell, DCA general manager. “A vibrant theater community is a key ingredient of a dynamic city, and we are determined to help our brilliant local artists emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than before.”
Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m., and can be accessed online at bit.ly/cd13theaters.
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