Arts

Championing Creativity Across Communities

Los Angeles County has one of the most vibrant and diverse arts communities in the nation, with a creative economy that generates more than $203 billion annually and employs over 685,000 workers. Yet many of our nonprofit arts and cultural organizations lack the funding needed to support their crucial missions.

A Long History of Artistic Support

CCF understands the vital role the arts play in strengthening community bonds and creating vibrant and resilient communities. We have a long history in the art grantmaking space, with dedicated arts funding since 1984 and support for individual artists through the Fellowship for Visual Artists since 1988. Most recently, we’ve administered one of the largest-ever pooled private investments for arts in Los Angeles County, The LA Arts Recovery Fund, which aims to reaffirm the centrality of the arts in Los Angeles.

Sustaining LA’s Arts Ecosystem

On average, arts organizations hold fewer than four months of operating cash reserves. The pandemic has only magnified pre-existing financial and structural challenges. CCF is striving to ensure the long-term sustainability of nonprofit arts organizations across Los Angeles through the LA Arts Endowment Fund. Established by a $20 million transformative gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, this permanent fund will help to address long-term systemic solutions for arts organizations in Los Angeles for years to come with a special attention to matters of equity and access.

Art Funds

On May, 20 2021 the LA Arts Recovery Fund granted a total of $36.1M raised for post-pandemic rebuilding. The 90 nonprofit grant recipients represent small to mid-sized cultural organizations—spanning visual arts, theater, music, dance, literary arts, and arts education—all demonstrating exceptional regional or local significance.

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Over the course of its 30-year history, West Coast Ensemble Theatre fulfilled its mission to produce high-quality intimate theatre that addressed the social, artistic and cultural needs of the diverse Hollywood community, while providing an arena for the development of theatre artists and new works through performance opportunities, training and workshops.

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Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) promotes understanding and compassion among people through the innovative use of dance and theater. Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director, Joe Goode (he/they), the company explores three main pillars of programming, including: (1) creating and presenting new dance-theater works, (2) expanding movement education and community[...]

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Chado – the Way of Tea is characterized as the very essence of Japanese culture encompassing various artistic disciplines including ceramics, architecture, garden design, and literature, as well as the spiritual practices that go into the formation of one’s character.

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The Claremont High School Theatre program was started by Don F. Fruechte and followed by his student and professional educator, Krista Carson Elhai, has been fortunate to have two dynamic leaders who have grown the scope of offerings over five decades.

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