Two free workshops designed to help L.A. County-based arts organizations craft successful applications to the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) have been scheduled in the Second Supervisorial District:
Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Cecil Fergerson Gallery, 10950 South Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Cabaret Room, 4718 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
At the workshops, arts organizations considering applying can learn valuable skills for producing grant proposals as well as the details of the Arts Commission’s new electronic application system and changed grant guidelines. In an effort to provide more flexibility for OGP applicants during these challenging financial times, the Arts Commission now allows small and mid-sized budget applicants (OGP I, OGP II and OGP 2.5) to request support for their current organizational needs rather than projects relating to specific areas of organizational growth as required in the past.
The second section of each workshop varies. The Watts workshop on October 26 features a session on building strong arts education grant applications using the state Visual and Performing Arts content standards and quality curriculum samples. The workshop at Nate Holden Center on November 9 includes grants staff “office hours.” Staff will be available to provide guidance and answer burning grant application questions and provide information about other Arts Commission opportunities.
Additional grant application workshops in other Los Angeles County locations include:
Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts, October 20
North Hollywood, Lankershim Arts Center, October 22
Long Beach, Homeland Cultural Center, Manazar Gamboa Community Theater, November 1
Pomona, dA Center for the Arts, November 5
To view complete details and register for a workshop, please visit:
(for electronic publications) http://www.lacountyarts.org/ogp_workshopsched.html
(for non-electronic publications) www.lacountyarts.org, click on “Grants,” then “Workshop Schedule.”
New applicants and applicants that did not receive funding the last time they applied to the Organizational Grant Program are required to attend a workshop, but the workshops are designed to benefit L.A. County-based non-profit arts organizations of all sizes.
To access the OGP guidelines and application
(for electronic publications)
(for non-electronic publications)
visit lacountyarts.org and click on “Grants.”
Or email email@example.com.
OGP grant deadlines for the 2012-14 cycle are as follows:
For organizations with revenue of more than $1.5 million
Application due date: October 19, 2011
For organizations with revenue of $500,000 to $1,499,999
Application due date: November 2, 2011
For organizations with revenue of $100,000 to $499,999
Application due date: November 16, 2011
For organizations with revenue of less than $100,000
Application due date: December 7, 2011
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities. In addition to its grants program, the Arts Commission provides leadership and staffing to support the regional collaboration for arts education, Arts for All; oversees the County’s Civic Art Program for capital projects; programs the John Anson Ford Theatres; funds the largest arts internship program in the country in conjunction with the Getty Foundation; and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA.com. The Commission also produces free community programs, including the L.A. Holiday Celebration and a year-round music program that funds more than 70 free concerts each year in public sites. The 2011-12 President of the Arts Commission is Ollie Blanning.