Just announced! The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) was awarded a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artists in the Arts District affected by gentrification.
According to the Los Angeles Times: “The Actors Fund and ArtSpace, two private, nonprofit organizations already involved in helping artists find affordable housing, will help administer the L.A. effort. The NEA sees it as a pilot project that promises to become a model for other cities. [DCA Director Olga] Garay-English said she hopes to expand it to other Los Angeles neighborhoods. The L.A. grant is part of the NEA’s Our Town initiative intended to strengthen neighborhoods as creative fountainheads or destinations. The 59 grants announced this week totaled $4.725 million for projects in 36 states.”
Details outlined in the Los Angeles Times article found HERE. More about this important NEA grant to follow from DCA representatives soon.