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Grants to California Nonprofits for Arts
Productions, Presentations, and Performances

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City of West Hollywood (WeHo Arts)

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07/01/21 3:00 PM PDT


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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for arts productions, presentations, and performances. Eligible arts disciplines include literary arts, multimedia, performing arts, visual arts, and arts education. Proposed projects must take place in West Hollywood or the immediate West Hollywood adjacent area.

The City of West Hollywood and Grantees in the Arts Project Grant category can expect to:

  • Engage residents and visitors with the arts; expand arts audiences.
  • Recognize and champion local cultural resources; discover and explore new places for artmaking.
  • Provide a variety of quality arts programming that is financially and geographically accessible for the residents of West Hollywood; increase access to arts experiences.
  • Increase revenues for local businesses; support business partnerships.

The proposed project should be 1 (one) presentation per year, as opposed to a series of projects over an extended period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149031

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum award per organization per calendar year: $10,000

Term of Contract:

- This a two-year grant award and arts organizations may apply for two years of grant funding with one application.
- The organization will be required to propose two projects, one for each project year (year one: January 1, 2022 –December 31, 2022 and year two: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023).

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.
2. Applicants must plan to present for the public within the City of West Hollywood or immediately adjacent (within 5 blocks of the border of West Hollywood) within the funded calendar year.
3. Organizations must be able to demonstrate artistic experience in their field, and an understanding of the unique aspects and cultural diversity of the West Hollywood community.
4. Organizations must provide a CA Data Arts Report for the previous 2 years (2019, 2020).
5. Organizations must be able to demonstrate fiscal responsibility and a 1:1 funding match. Up to 50% of that match may be drawn from in-kind support.

Applicants are not eligible if they:
- Are an individual artist.
- Are already receiving funding in another grant category in 2022.
- Are already receiving funding from another City Division or Department, are co-sponsored by a City Council office.
- Are a City of West Hollywood elected or appointed officials, an employee and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.
- Proposed an art project that is a fundraiser, capital campaign, mural, or religious-based programs/event.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City will conduct three virtual Arts Grant Program Workshops:
- Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10 AM (PT)
- Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1 PM (PT)
- Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7 PM (PT)

Click here to register:

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is 3:00 PM (PDT), Thursday, July 1, 2021.

- Thursday, July 1, 2021: Application deadline
- July 29, 2021: Peer review of grant applications
- August 12, 2021: Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee make funding recommendations
- August 26, 2021: Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission consider approval of funding recommendations
- September 2021: City Council considers approval of funding recommendations
- September 2021 – November 2021: Grant recipient notifications, administration of grant award contracts, and mandatory orientation
- January 2022: Earliest award of grant funds

Applicants may only apply to one grant category. Applicants may only receive funding from one grant category each calendar year.

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August 2020 Workshop Recording:

Contact Information:

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

Online Application:

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

City of West Hollywood
8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tel: (323) 848-6400

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