Los Angeles County school districts that are in partnership with the Arts Ed Collective and will be implementing board approved strategic plans for arts education are eligible to apply during the open application period. See page 8 of the Guidelines for a current list of eligible districts. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Arts Ed Collective district partner, contact artsedcollective@arts.lacounty.gov for additional information.


The 2021-22 Advancement Grant application period is now closed. Awards were announced in the summer of 2021. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open the end of January. Below are the 2021-22 Grant Guidelines for reference.

Technical Assistance

We are offering online application workshops for school districts interested in applying. Join us to learn about the 2021-22 guidelines, hear tips for submitting a strong request, and have your questions answered by Arts and Culture staff. If you are interested in receiving one-on-one support, join us for office hours following the workshops. Please note that both workshops will cover the same material.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Webinar: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Virtual Office Hours: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Zoom Bookmarks
0:00:30 – Eligibility
0:02:20 – What Is New
0:07:47 – What does the Grant Support
0:14:30 – What We Will Ask of You
0:18:35 – How Awards Are Determined
0:20:53 – Scoring Criteria
0:30:10 – Q&A
0:52:37 – Grant Portal Overview
1:04:39 – Important Dates


Thursday, February 25, 2021
Webinar: 10:00am – noon
Virtual Office Hours: noon – 2:00pm



School District Arts Plan Tune-Ups

Arts Ed Collective Coaches are offering virtual workshops to help breathe life into your school district Arts Education Plans, allowing an opportunity to reflect on ways of addressing strategies for providing arts education to all students—and particularly those who have been historically and systemically excluded or precluded. The content of these workshops will support your thinking on the new Advancement Grant application questions and making connections with your district arts plan.

Registration is open to school districts with Arts Education Plans in any stage of implementation. We encourage districts to send multiple staff or members of their District Arts Teams.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
1:00pm – 3:30pm


Friday, February 19, 2021
1:00pm – 3:30pm


Please send inquiries to:

Keelia Postlethwaite Stinnett
Program Manager