The DCA Arts Activation Fund (AAF) supports creative, community-benefit projects in site- specific areas of Los Angeles. AAF is a monthly opportunity that supports “creative-placemaking” projects in neighborhoods or near the City of LA’s designated Great Streets.
- AAF projects should be temporary objects, installations, or experiences that are free to the community and appropriately sited in public places or within public view.
- These experiences can be planned, developed, and inaugurated within a 2-3 month production schedule. If proposed objects are to be publicly placed beyond three years or proposed events are to reoccur, applicants should make note of this possible longevity in their application.
- Applicants can be individual artists, collectives, limited partnerships, non-profit organizations, or commercial businesses that do not currently have an active grant contract with the DCA.
- Preference will be given to applicants that are headquartered in the same City council district as their proposed project, or demonstrate through letters of support strong partnerships or alliances with neighborhood groups. DCA recommends that applicants discuss their draft project ideas with neighborhood groups and businesses (e.g. neighborhood councils, business improvements district associations, local chambers of commerce) and/or the City Council Office of the jurisdiction. It is further recommended that one of the applicant’s letters of support comes from one of these community-based agencies or offices.
Application can be found here.