Los Angeles City Councilor Mitch O’Farrell on Wednesday announced a COVID-19 grant program in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs to help theaters in his district create online performances and experiences.
“I know from my own experiences as an artist here in Los Angeles how integral the theater community is to our city,” said O’Farrell. “The 13th District, in particular, is home to many small but big impact theaters. I will always support the small theater community in LA in any way I can – especially now, as we aim to emerge from the pandemic.”
The program will provide up to 25 grants of $ 5,000 each to not-for-profit and for-profit theaters, theater companies and venues in Municipal District 13 that have fewer than 50 paid annual workers, including owners, salaried employees and independent contractors.
The neighborhood includes parts of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Little Armenia, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, Thai Town and Silver Lake.
Grants can be used to create online experiences such as workshops, community classes, play readings, individual performances, and virtual versions of past performances.
“The Ministry of Cultural Affairs is proud to partner with board member O’Farrell on this important initiative,” said Danielle Brazell, DCA Executive Director. “A vibrant theater community is a key ingredient of a vibrant city, and we are determined to help our brilliant local artists emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than before. “
People can apply until 11:59 p.m. on July 2. The application is available here.