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City of Culver City Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Performing Arts Grant Program in 2019

Post Date:12/18/2018 4:12 PM
Actors Gang photoJoshua R. Lamont and Paulette Zubata perform in Much Ado About Avengers presented by The Actors’ Gang in August 2018, Photo by Ashley Randall

The City of Culver City will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its Performing Arts Grant Program with a festival of performances in 2019. The Culver City City Council has awarded a grand total of $175,196 in grants to 23 organizations which will present theatre, dance, and music performances from February through November. “We are proud to present more than 50 live performances, featuring diverse artists and disciplines, during this milestone year,” said Culver City Mayor Thomas Small..

The Performing Arts Grant Program, which was established in 1994 as part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program, offers project grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the grant program is designed to support local arts organizations and provide Culver City residents, the business community and visitors with enriching and accessible cultural opportunities. Annually, the City Council reviews recommendations from the Cultural Affairs Commission and allocates funding for the program from the Cultural Trust Fund. The program is also generously supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment with a $15,000 contribution.

For more information on these upcoming performances and to sign up for event updates via email visit the City’s Arts and Culture web page. Please call the Cultural Affairs Hotline at (310) 253-5716 for general information.

The following organizations have received 2019 grants:

The Actors’ Gang
Benita Bike’s DanceArt
Brockus Project Dance Company
Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles
CRE Outreach
Culver City Chamber Orchestra
Culver City Public Theatre
Culver City Symphony Orchestra
Donna Sternberg  & Dancers
Grand Performances
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Jazz Bakery
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
Kontrapunktus Neo-Baroque Orchestra
Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers
Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
National Association of Composers USA-LA (NACUSA-LA)
Santa Monica Chorus
The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS)
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
VOX Femina Los Angeles
The Wende Museum
 

Culver City a five-square-mile, urban community of 39,000 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport.  Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, "small town" charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theatre, and art galleries. 

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