2024 Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program Awards Announced

Published on January 12, 2024

Dancers in Garden

Dance, Music, and Theatre Events Receive Grants from City Council and Cultural Affairs Commission

The City Council of the City of Culver City awarded a total of $244,960 in 2024 Performing Arts Grants at its December 11th meeting. Thirty non-profit arts organizations will receive grants to present music, dance, and theatre performances from January to December 2024. The Performing Arts Grant Program awards are based on independent scoring from arts experts and recommendations from the Cultural Affairs Commission. These performances, that provide arts-lovers and families with enriching and welcoming cultural opportunities, will take place at various indoor and outdoor locations throughout Culver City and will be free or have low-cost ticket options.

“Performing Arts are vital to ensuring we maintain the diversity and culture of Culver City," said Culver City Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin. "Thanks to our Cultural Affairs Commission and grant applicants, we look forward to welcoming artists dedicated to bringing their talent and stories to our audiences in 2024 and beyond.”

“The City of Culver City has been a crucial partner for our programming at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, as we bring world-class theatrical experiences to the Culver City community. We hope you can join us at the theatre soon,” the Center Theatre Group wrote.

The Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program was established in 1994 as part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program, offering project grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City’s Cultural Affairs Commission, the grant program supports local arts organizations and provides Culver City audiences with enriching and accessible cultural opportunities. Funding for the 2024 Performing Arts Grant Program is from Culver City’s Cultural Trust Fund with an additional contribution from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

For more information on these upcoming performances and to sign up for email updates, please explore Culver City’s Arts and Culture webpage. To receive invitations to all upcoming performances and other cultural events, call (310) 253-5772 or email the Cultural Affairs Commission. Upcoming performances will also be posted on the City's social media.

The following organizations received grants for performances in 2024. For tickets and current calendar of events, please visit the Culver City events page.

  • The Actors' Gang at Ivy Substation
  • Angel City Chorale
  • Benita Bike's DanceArt
  • Brazil Arts Connection
  • BrockusRED
  • Center Theatre Group at Kirk Douglas Theatre
  • Contra-Tiempo
  • Culver City Chamber Orchestra
  • Culver City Public Theatre
  • Culver City Symphony Orchestra
  • Donna Sternberg & Dancers
  • The Ebell of Los Angeles
  • Emersion Music
  • Heidi Duckler Dance
  • Helix Collective
  • Jazz Bakery
  • Kontrapunktus
  • Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
  • Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
  • Luminario Ballet
  • Mixed eMotion Theatrix
  • No Easy Props
  • Orchestra NOVA LA
  • Psychopomp Dance Theater
  • Rogue Artists Ensemble
  • Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
  • Synchromy
  • UniverSoul Hip Hop
  • Vox Femina Los Angeles
  • Westside Youth Orchestra

About Culver City

Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 40,779 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 theater, and art galleries. 

Clyde Mitchell Conductor

Clyde Mitchell, newly named Music Director of Culver City Symphony Orchestra.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Mitchell)