The LA Arts Recovery Fund announced today that 90 nonprofit organizations are to receive more than $36 million in grants for post-pandemic rebuilding. Five of the organizations selected are Pasadena-based.
Grant recipients span visual arts, theater, music, dance, literary arts, and arts education and serve communities throughout Los Angeles County.
The Pasadena organizations selected encompass visual arts and arts education (Amory Center for the Arts), theater (About Productions, Pasadena Playhouse), literary arts (Red Hen Press) and music (The Music Circle).
The Fund will provide operating support grants, ranging from $5,000 to $2 million over a period of two to three years, to small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits, ensuring that these critical community organizations can begin the recovery process and re-envision their futures.
Initiated by the J. Paul Getty Trust and administered by the California Community Foundation, the Fund is a collaboration between local and national funders and is the largest-ever pooled private investment for arts across Los Angeles County. The Fund was conceived to sustain community organizations and promote economic recovery, restore community health and wellbeing, and reaffirm the centrality of the arts in Los Angeles. Early partners include The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, LA County Department of Arts and Culture, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Major contributors to the fund include J. Paul Getty Trust, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Jerry and Terri Kohl, The Ahmanson Foundation, Perenchio Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Music Man Foundation, Robert Lovelace and Alicia Min?ana, Snap Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment & Sony Global Relief Fund, Ford Theatre Foundation and the LA County Department of Arts and Culture, and The Weingart Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by Getty Patron Program & Getty Fund, The California Wellness Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, Netflix, and Vladimir and Araxia Buckhantz Foundation.
A Community Review Panel engaged the collective expertise of more than 50 panelists with deep knowledge of the Los Angeles arts sector to incorporate valuable community input and insights into the robust review process.