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Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Arts Productions, Presentations, and Performances

Arts Project Grant


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Funding Source
City of West Hollywood (WeHo Arts)
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: City of West Hollywood

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/01/23 3:00 PM PT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for arts productions, presentations, and performances. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to 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.

Organizations may apply for two years of grant funding with one application. The organization will be required to apply for two projects, one for each project year (year one: January 1, 2024 –December 31, 2024 and year two: January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025).

The projects are not required to be related and may be separate in terms of scope, audience, artists, or other project components. Upon successful completion of the year one project and submittal of the year one final report, the organization will be required to submit an update for its year two project for review and approval by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. To receive its year two grant, the organization must be in compliance with all eligibility requirements and have submitted its Final Report for the year one project within the 30 days of completing its grant project.

Proposed projects may take place in June but will not be included as part of the WeHo Pride Festival and should be considered as separate from both the WeHo Pride Weekend as well as the WeHo Pride Arts Festival. 

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 arts-business partnerships.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants who are organizations must be a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and active nonprofit or provide evidence that they are under a fiscal sponsorship agreement with another nonprofit organization.

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. The proposed project should be 1 (one) presentation per year, as opposed to a series of projects over an extended period.
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 (2021, 2022).
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 must be based in LA County.

City of West Hollywood elected and appointed officials, its employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

Proposed projects may not include fundraisers, capital campaigns, murals, or religious-based programs/events.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Arts Grant Workshop
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Grants Workshops aim to help potential applicants learn about the application process, understand the City’s funding priorities, and ask staff questions to aid in the submission of strong proposals.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 1pm PT

To register for the virtual workshop:

Pre-Application Information
- July 1, 2023: Application deadline at 3:00 PM
- August 17, 2023: Peer review of grant applications
- September 14, 2023: Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee make funding recommendations
- September 28, 2023: Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission consider approval of funding recommendations
- October 9, 2023: City Council considers approval of funding recommendations
- October 10, 2023: Grant recipient notifications
- Thursday, November 16: 10am-12pm Grantee Orientation (in person at Plummer Park)
- January 2024: Earliest award of grant funds

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

Organizations must be able to demonstrate a 1:1 funding match. Up to 50% of that match may be drawn from in-kind support.

More information:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum award per organization per calendar year: $10,000

Term of Contract
Organizations may apply for two years of grant funding with one application. The organization will be required to apply for two projects, one for each project year (year one: January 1, 2023 –December 31, 2023 and year two: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024).

Contact Information
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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