Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations Looking to Hire Summer Interns for Arts Programs

Organizations Based in Los Angeles County Are Encouraged to Apply Application Deadline is October 23

Published : Monday, September 16, 2019 | 12:16 PM

2019 Interns attend the 2019 Arts Intern Summit.

Nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles County interested in working with college interns during the summer may now apply to participate in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grant Program. For the first time, grantees of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture’s Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) may also apply to participate to support their arts programming. The deadline is October 23, 2019.

The program provides undergraduate students with paid on-the-job training and experience working in nonprofit arts management, while offering organizations an opportunity to foster and develop future arts leaders. Internships last 400 hours between June and August.

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture will provide grants to fund more than 200 internships at nonprofit organizations with arts programming throughout the region.

Organizations interested in hiring a summer intern can apply to receive grants of $5,000 to $6,500 per intern, depending on budget size, to be used to pay students.

The program is for Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations interested in mentoring an undergraduate college student for 400 hours during summer 2020 that:

• Are cultural organizations including performing, presenting, film, media, arts service, municipal and literary arts organizations, OR
• received funding through the Community Impact Arts Grant, which supports arts programming taking place at nonprofit social service and social justice organizations, municipal departments, and institutions of higher education as part of larger missions to provide services to individuals and communities.

For detailed guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit Please note that museums and visual arts organizations are not eligible, but may seek to apply to the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program.

A number of free Los Angeles County Arts Internship Grant Program application workshops will be held in late September and early October. For more information on workshop dates, locations, and registration, please visit

For more information about the Internship Program, email or call (213) 202-5858.

The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.






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