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WeHo Arts Project Grant

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

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City of West Hollywood (WeHo Arts)

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Deadline Date:

09/16/20 3:00 PM PST


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

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

  • To engage residents with the arts.
  • To bring cultural tourists to the City.
  • To recognize and champion local cultural resources.
  • To provide arts programming that is financially and geographically accessible for the residents of West Hollywood.
  • To encourage organizations to do innovative programming that enhances the reputation of West Hollywood as an “Arts City.”

The City anticipates the following results from the grant program:

  • Residents have financial and geographical access to a variety of quality art programs.
  • The grant funded project provides positive public relations for West Hollywood as an Arts City.
  • West Hollywood becomes an arts destination City for visitors and Los Angeles regional residents.
  • The program provides economic benefits to the City.

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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, 2021 – December 31, 2021 and year two: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022).

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. Applicants must plan to hold an 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 artistic experience in their field, and an understanding of the unique aspects and cultural diversity of the West Hollywood community, as well as provide at least one year of programming documentation.
4. 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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

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

The workshop will be recorded and posted at after the event.

First-time grant applicants and returning organizations with new development personnel are strongly encouraged to attend the Grant Workshop to learn more about the City’s grant-eligibility requirements and application process, as well as to ask questions.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Process Timeline:
- Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:00 PM: 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*
*Award of funds depend on grantee’s compliance with contracting requirements. Funding can be anticipated approximately 45 days after contract is executed.

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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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