City Announces Fund for Local Artists


LOS ANGELES - The Department of Cultural Affairs announced the launch of a new arts initiative fund to support the work and ideas of local artists in Los Angeles.

The City Council-approved Arts Activation Fund will be allocated to between eight and 15 projects annually, with each project eligible to receive up to $15,000 in funding. The program is designed to fund a range of projects across LA that complement the unique character of the city's neighborhoods. The fund will prioritize artists with proposals for their own neighborhoods and projects that have strong support from their local communities.

The projects can take the form of temporary objects, installations, or experiences that are free to the community and situated in public places or within public view anywhere in the city. Individual artists, collectives, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses across the city are all eligible to apply.

For information about eligibility and how to submit a proposal, visit