Press Release

California Community Foundation Announces $450,000 to Support Los Angeles Visual Artists

Press Release | January 23, 2019

Los Angeles, Jan. 23, 2019  – The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 18 Los Angeles County artists with the prestigious CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), totaling $450,000 in unrestricted grants.

The CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists provides financial and other support to help Los Angeles-based artists build thriving, sustainable careers and to strengthen L.A.’s vibrant arts scene. This year’s fellows were selected from more than 300 applicants working in a wide range of disciplines.

“Artists provide us with a portrait of our past, a reflection of our present and a vision of the future we can create together,” said CCF President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “Their passion, courage and commitment are at the core of what defines us as Angelenos.”

Launched with a generous contribution from the J. Paul Getty Trust and sustained by the generosity of donors from across Los Angeles, the Fellowship for the Visual Artists has grown to become one of the largest funders of individual artists in California. Since 1988, it has awarded more than $5.5 million to more than 300 visual artists. Along with financial support, the Fellowship also connects artists with career development support and networking opportunities.

This year’s CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists recipients are:

“We are grateful for our long partnership with the California Community Foundation and honored to help our city’s diverse and talented artists share their voices with the world,” says Joan Weinstein, acting director of the Getty Foundation. “This year’s fellows join a distinguished group of alumni who inspire us with their creativity and ongoing contributions to the cultural vitality of Los Angeles.”

Recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists are selected by a committee of distinguished artists and arts professionals following a rigorous application process. The grants are often used to develop new work and fund exhibits, travel or general expenses.

A digital gallery of the 2019 Fellows’ artwork can be found at To find out how you can support CCF’s Fellowship for Visual Artists, please visit us online. One-hundred percent of contributions to the FVA go directly to artists.

The California Community Foundation has served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with us in addressing the root causes of challenges in Los Angeles County. CCF stewards $1.75 billion in assets and manages 1,700 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. For more information, please visit

Roshin Mathew