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WeHo Arts Organizational Development Grant

Grants to California Arts Nonprofits
for Capacity Building Support

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City of West Hollywood (WeHo Arts)

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Deadline Date:

09/16/20 3:00 PM


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Grants of up to $6,000 to California nonprofit arts organizations in eligible areas to develop and strengthen organizational infrastructure. Funding is intended to provide arts programming and technical assistance to develop audiences, fundraise, and build creative capacity. Applicants must be able to demonstrate commitment to and involvement with the West Hollywood community, including a presentation somewhere within the City of West Hollywood or immediately adjacent (within 5 blocks of the border of West Hollywood).

The City has identified the following objectives for the WeHo Arts Organizational Development Grant:

  • To enhance an organization’s knowledge, skills, business and professional development needs.
  • To engage an organization in specific professional and business development activities that will aid in building its capacity, strengthening its infrastructure, and/or extend the reach of its programming activities.
  • To assist an organization with strategic planning that will help meet its mission, goals and objectives.
  • To encourage an organization to explore innovative programming to extend its audience reach and enhance the reputation of West Hollywood as an “Arts City.”

The City anticipates the following results from this grant program:

  • Organizations acquire knowledge and skills that will aid them in becoming a more sustainable arts organization.
  • Organizations are more versed at developing realistic goals and objectives that will build and strengthen the organization’s capacity to provide quality arts program.
  • Organizations extend the reach of their partnerships and collaborations that provide positive public relations for the organizations and for West Hollywood as an Arts City.
  • Organizations gain/maintain a competitive edge for a variety of arts grant opportunities. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 149029

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- $3,000: Must go to outside consultant from City of West Hollywood Prequalified list of consultants
- $3,000: Must go to arts program presented in the City of West Hollywood
- $6,000: Total Maximum Award per organization each calendar year

Term of Contract:

This is a three-year grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must satisfy all the following requirements:
1. The primary mission of the organization must be the production and/or public presentation of one or more disciplines of the arts. This includes, but is not limited to, performing arts, literary arts, multi-media, and/or visual arts.
2. Organizations must be able to demonstrate commitment to and involvement with the West Hollywood community, including a presentation (art exhibit, performance or screening) somewhere within the City of West Hollywood or immediately adjacent (within 5 blocks of the border of West Hollywood) within the calendar year 2021.
3. Organizations must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a contract with an outside consultant, provide a scope of work, a timeline for deliverables, and a method for evaluation.
4. Organizations must provide a financial statement detailing the organization’s income and expenses for the previous year (for example, a calendar year statement would be for January 2019 – December 2019.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City will conduct its Annual Grant Workshop online on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00am (PST).

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline is 3pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2020

- Wednesday, September 16, 2020: Applications deadline
- October 21, 2020: Peer review of grant applications
- November 5, 2020: Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee consider funding recommendations
- November 19, 2020: Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission consider ratification of Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee’s funding recommendations
- December 7, 2020: City Council considers approval of funding recommendations
- December 2020 – January 2021: Grant recipient notifications, administration of grant award contracts, and mandatory orientation
- March 2021: Earliest award of grant funds

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For more information please call: Eva Angeloff at (323) 848-6354 or email

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