The city of Los Angeles is working with the Center for Cultural Innovation to offer grants of up to $12,500 each to creative businesses, nonprofits, artist collectives and other groups through a new fund.
The city is offering $100,000 in grants this year to groups with projects that affect economically disadvantaged areas or one of the 15 streets being revitalized under the mayor’s Great Streets plan.
The grants will come out of the newly established Creative Economic Development Fund, which Mayor Eric Garcetti said will “invest in the startup and expansion of arts businesses so that these entities can play a stronger and more visible role in the city’s economic future.”
Garcetti said the fund will help bring creative businesses to the streets included in his Great Streets initiative.
“Many of today’s entrepreneurs not only want to make a profit, but also want to do something good for their communities,” Garcetti said.
Applications for the grants are due April 17, and instructions are at http://www.cciarts.org/Los_Angeles_CEDF.html.
— City News Service
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