CITY HALL -- The City of Los Angeles announced this week the launch of a $200,000 grant program that aims to enhance our communities with through public art projects in public spaces across L.A.
The Arts Activation Fund, a program of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), will provide funding to artists with inspiring ideas for public art projects and cultural events in their neighborhoods.
"Through the work in my committee, we reactivated the Mural Ordinance, revived the Arts Development Fee resulting in millions of dollars for new public art, and guided the new Arts Activation Fund, which will contribute to Los Angeles as a city that values its arts and culture," said Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Chair of the City's Arts, Parks, and Los Angeles River Committee. "I want to thank DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell and her staff for their work to identify even more opportunities for artists to shine in the City of Los Angeles."
According to a release, the $200,000 fund, established with the support of the L.A. City Council, will be allocated to between eight and 15 projects. Each project is eligible to receive as much as $15,000.
“Public spaces in our neighborhoods and along our City’s Great Streets provide an open canvas for us to use our creative strength to animate and activate our communities through arts and culture,” said Danielle Brazell, General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. “The Arts Activation Fund connects local artists to these spaces and the people indigenous to them to reinforce neighborhood identities and celebrate L.A.’s diversity.”
More information on the program can be found here.