Eastside Arts Initiative Grants for Innovative Arts Programming

Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000. Deadline is August 25, 2017

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: August 7, 2017

Eastside Arts Initiative Grants for Innovative Arts Programming

The Eastside Arts Initiative (EAI) is accepting applications for its fourth granting cycle, and applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be considered for a grant. The deadline is August 28 at 5pm.

"We are thrilled to continue offering this beneficial granting program, and encourage members of the eastern Los Angeles county arts community to apply, this includes individual artists," said EAI Council Chair Lupe Arriola. "We look forward to funding our next cycle of up to $150,000 to grantees that bring innovative arts initiatives to the community."

The EAI is seeking new and innovative arts initiatives that will benefit the eastern Los Angeles County. Applicants must focus on visual and performing arts programs that reach diverse and under-served communities. Applicants that advance through the LOI stage will receive an email with a grant application and instructions to submit their full proposal. For more information about the grants and guidelines, please visit, http://www.eastsideartsinitiative.org/grants-criteria/.

The EAI offers two funding categories: Small Grants of $2,000 to $10,000; and Matching Grants of $10,001 to $50,000. Grant proposals are selected through an extensive review process by the EAI Council comprised of a distinguished group of cultural and civic leaders: EAI Chair Lupe Arriola, Vice Chair Armando Duron, Victor Franco, Supervisor Gloria Molina (retired), Giovanna Rebagliati and Richard Yniguez.

A partnership of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LA Plaza) and the California Community Foundation (CCF), the EAI has awarded more than $362,000 in grants since it launched in September 2015. For more information regarding the EAI grants program, contact arts@eastsidearts.org, (213) 542-6243 or visit www.eastsideartsinitative.org.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories about the history, cultures, values and traditions of Mexicans, Mexican Americans and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California. For more information, visit www.lapca.org.

The California Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all Los Angeles County residents by addressing the root causes of the county's most urgent problems. The foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in transforming Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.5 billion in assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, visit www.calfund.org

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