LA Art Recovery Fund to Contribute 36.1M to 90 Nonprofits

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LA Arts Recovery Fund ![LA Arts Recovery Fund](https://assets-global.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472d4b1384f9e1578b60fb4_LA%2BArts%2BRecovery%2BFund.png) On May 20th the LA Arts Recovery Fund announced a plan to support 90 non profit organizations with over $36 Million in contributions . The financing is an effort to aid the different organizations with post-pandemic recovery and rebuilding. According to a recent press release, 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.” The Fund has become the largest collection of private investments the county of LA has ever seen. The initial goal was to sustain and promote the well-being of the arts community in Los Angeles and further solidify its importance, resulting in increased demand for the Fund in today’s climate. The Fund is aimed, particularly, in supporting historically underrepresented and underfunded organizations with its own commitment to diversity and inclusion. Now, over 70% of the included organizations are founded or led by those from diverse and historically marginalized communities. The grant recipients include a multitude of art forms from theater to arts education, to music and many other aspects of the LA art community—taking emphasis on Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts and culture organizations. A full list of recipients can be found [here](https://www.calfund.org/wp-content/uploads/LAArtsRecoveryFund_GranteeList_5-21.pdf). Executive Director, Jan Williamson from 18th Street Arts Center, a fund recipient stated, in response to the contribution, “18th Street Arts Center recognizes the capacity of art making to transform and reimagine our communities. This award from the LA Arts Recovery Fund is transformative. Not only will it impact the lives of over 100 contemporary artists during the grant period but generations more in the decades to come. It will allow us to enhance our artist-in-residence experience and significantly expand our work with diverse community partners.” The Fund, which comes from over a dozen of both local Los Angeles and National organizations, has a set goal to raise $50 million in the future, which they anticipate reaching with pending and future contributions. Funders include huge names like the Getty Trust, Ford foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Mellon foundation and many [more](https://www.calfund.org/laartsfund/#partners). For more information on the Fund and their recent work visit them [online](https://www.calfund.org/).