The Arts Activation Fund (AAF) supports neighborhood driven cultural cooperation to produce temporary public programs such as festivals, art walks, vinyl murals, or innovative pop-up events, which use the arts to activate uninviting streets and sidewalks.
Grants of $7500 – $12,000 are available for projects located in the City of Los Angeles that can take place within 2-3 months of the proposal date. Applications are accepted and reviewed monthly from November through June.
The four goals of the AAF are to:
- Foster collaborative planning and production of projects that focus on relevant community themes.
- Engage, promote, and pay local artists.
- Enliven our City’s ‘Great Streets’ and other streets which are under-animated.
- Provide resources to community stakeholders (activists, artists, ensembles, for-profit business owners, and/or non-profit agencies) that do not have other business contracts with DCA.
Ready to get involved? Please read the full guidelines for the Arts Activation Fund here.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their eligibility and ideas with Ben Espinosa at (213) 202-5566. DCA may be able to match you to other funding opportunities.
An application can be found here.