Grants Administration Division

Phone: 213-202-5566

DCA allocates over 300 grants annually to support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists. Elevating and empowering recipients on a local, national, and international level, these grants nurture a collective cultural consciousness and enable grantees to leverage additional support from outside sources.

Grants are available in a variety of disciplines and categories including dance, music, media, and the visual arts, as well as literature, educational programs, residencies, and professional fellowships. Grantees are selected through a competitive peer review process and contracted for services across LA’s neighborhoods.

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Joe Smoke

Grants Administration Division Director


Alma Guzman

Arts Associate

213-202-5563 or 213-202-5564

Chris Riedesel

Arts Associate



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