The Arts Council for Long Beach envisions a thriving Long Beach that benefits from universal access to and participation in the arts.
The Arts Council for Long Beach cultivates the physical, social, and economic characteristics of Long Beach neighborhoods by nurturing and enlivening the arts. We serve individuals, groups, and organizations through advocacy, arts education, public art and grant making within the city of Long Beach. We practice profound inclusion as a collaborator and convener for the benefit of all communities.
Values: Equitable, Collaborative, Educational, Diverse, Belonging, Inclusive
What We DoACLB strives to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of the City of Long Beach through the cultivation of the arts by:
Promoting artists living in Long Beach
Uplifting communities to engage in arts and culture
Building connections between artists and audiences
Leading discussions about the role of arts in the community
Implementing outstanding arts education programs for students in the LBUSD
Cultivating unique opportunities for art to be shown and appreciated
Advocating for the arts sector in city, county, state and federal levels
Rewarding excellence in the arts through our annual and monthly grant programs
Transforming Long Beach through public art that showcases the city's character