Grants

The Advancement Grant Program offers flexible matching grants to support Los Angeles County school districts aiming to provide quality arts education for public school students. Grant funds assist school districts in achieving key action items in their district arts plans, helping districts invest in launching or expanding projects that align with priority goals, and cultivating skills and practices that can be sustained beyond the term of the grant. Districts may apply for matching funds of up to $25,000.

Underwritten by the Funders Council, this program offers financial support to school districts in the Arts Ed Collective. Grants are matched by school district funds, leveraging public and private resources to expand high quality instruction in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts. A complete list of grantee projects can be found below.

In 2019-20, the Arts Ed Collective offered $922,300 in financial support to 47 school districts including four charter networks through the Advancement Grant program.

2019-20 Advancement Grant Recipients

District Name Award Final Project Description
Alhambra Unified $23,300 to support the purchase of musical instruments for upper elementary and middle school
Antelope Valley Union High School District $24,700 to support the expansion of the district wide arts coordination and collaboration time, professional development, and student services
Burbank Unified School District $23,900 to support artist residencies and field trips, professional development, and instrument repair and replacement
Centinela Valley Union High School District $20,800 to support performances for students and teacher professional development in conflict resolution
Claremont Unified School District $19,100 to support the expansion of the SALT program to high school through teacher planning and collaboration time
Covina-Valley Unified $21,500 to support the addition of a full time credentialed visual arts teacher for elementary
Culver City Unified School District $19,000 to support the addition of a technical theater instructor and teacher collaboration time for kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum articulation
Duarte Unified School District $16,000 to support the expansion of teacher professional development in arts integration by the Armory Center for the Arts
East Whittier City Elementary School District $19,800 to support district wide artist residencies in theater for elementary and teacher professional development
El Monte City Elementary School District $19,100 to support district wide visual arts curriculum through the purchase of equipment and staff training
El Monte Union High School District $22,500 to support the expansion of artist residencies for students with disabilities and English learners, professional development for teachers of the arts, CTE and special populations, and district wide arts programs for students
El Rancho Unified School District $15,900 to support district wide curriculum development and professional development in arts integration for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade teachers
Garvey Elementary School District $17,100 to support professional development in the new arts standards, curriculum development for arts specialist and transitional kindergarten through first grade teachers, and the development of community outreach events
Gorman Joint School District $22,500 to support teacher professional development, curriculum development, artist residencies, and field trips
Hacienda La Puente Unified $23,500 to support the expansion of arts integration with fifth grade artist residencies and teacher professional development in social emotional learning through TEAL
Hawthorne School District $22,200 to support professional development for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade teachers and the recruitment and training of arts docents
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union $16,300 to support teacher professional development in music, the purchase of materials and instruments, and artist residencies in music
iLead Charter Network $18,000 to support teacher professional development in theater, the purchase of theater curriculum, classroom materials, artist workshops, and field trips
Inglewood Unified School District $21,100 to support the development of a district wide arts council, teacher professional development through TEAL, and coaching and parent engagement through PS Arts
Inner City Education Foundation $18,400 to support the addition of a full time music instructor
Keppel Union School District $18,200 to support the addition of a credentialed music teacher, the purchase of visual arts curriculum, teacher professional development, curriculum development, and supplies and instruments
Lawndale Elementary School District $19,000 to support district wide culturally relevant dance performances for students and teacher professional development
Lynwood Unified School District $18,500 to support professional development and collaboration time for the district arts advocacy team
Magnolia Public Schools $10,000 to support teacher professional development in arts integration for arts specialists district wide and TEAL implementation coaching
Monrovia Unified School District $22,800 to support the expansion of vocal music district wide for fourth and fifth grade
Montebello Unified School District $23,800 to support visual arts professional development for first and second grade teachers from The California Arts Project
Mountain View School District $23,900 to support media arts professional development and curriculum development for middle school teachers through TEAL
Newhall School District $23,200 to support artist residencies in dance for fourth grade district wide and teacher professional development in arts integration
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District $18,500 to support professional development for kindergarten through fifth grade teachers in theater integration and social emotional learning through TEAL and The California Arts Project
Palmdale Elementary School District $18,700 to support district wide teacher professional development in arts integration and the purchase of musical instruments and materials for implementation
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District $16,600 to support professional development for elementary teachers and district wide student workshop by the Palos Verdes Art Center
Paramount Unified School District $24,200 to support the expansion of arts integration coaching and student field trips
Pasadena Unified School District $24,400 to support the expansion of theater residencies district wide for kindergarten through second grade by the Music Center
Pomona Unified School District $25,500 to support the expansion of the teacher arts lead program and fourth grade visual arts residencies by the dA Center for the Arts
PUC Charter Network $17,100 to support college and career arts pathways and the purchase of equipment and supplies
Rosemead School District $22,900 to support the expansion of teacher professional development in arts integration by the Music Center to upper elementary
San Gabriel Unified School District $20,300 to support teacher professional development and the purchase of equipment and supplies for music and visual arts, curriculum development in visual arts for kindergarten through twelfth grade, community outreach, and the development of a districtwide arts showcase
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District $18,500 to support the creation of an in-school Mariachi program to middle school
Saugus Union School District $23,000 to support district wide artist residencies, curriculum development, and teacher professional development in theater for fifth grade by the Music Center
South Pasadena Unified School District $17,600 to support the purchase of music and media equipment, teacher planning time for web page development, and the expansion of arts coordination hours
Sulphur Springs Union School District $19,900 to support district wide STEAM workshops for first through sixth grade, professional development, and curriculum development
Temple City Unified School District $14,000 to support district wide teacher professional development through TEAL, the development of a visual and preforming arts scope and sequence, and the purchase of instruments and equipment for elementary and middle schools
Walnut Valley Unified School District $20,900 to support district wide dance residencies for first grade by AMAN Dance Educators
Whittier City School District $10,300 to support district wide theater and dance through the purchase of stage equipment and supplies
Whittier Union High School District $20,500 to support professional development and curriculum development in the new arts standards, planning time for the new performing arts center, and the creation of promotional arts videos for the district website
Wiseburn Unified School District $12,500 to support the purchase of visual arts and music equipment, materials, and teacher professional development in theater