The Eastside Arts Initiative (EAI) Council held an informational workshop recently, inviting arts related non-profit organizations to apply for an EAI grant during its Spring competitive grant application cycle open through May 16, 2016. A total of $150,000 will be awarded for new and innovative initiatives benefiting the greater eastern Los Angeles County area.
Applicants who missed the informational workshop held at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Foundation (LA Plaza), may visit EAI's website for the application guidelines.
EAI is a grant-making program in partnership with LA Plaza and the California Community Foundation (CCF) that supports new and innovative arts initiatives for furthering the arts in the greater eastern part of Los Angeles County.
Grant cycles open in the Fall and Spring, and are available for a wide variety of new arts initiatives in the visual and performing arts, film and other. During the Fall cycle, EAI grants were awarded to nine grantees: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock-multidisciplinary artist workshops and performances; About Productions-Young Theatre Works Chicano Legacy Project; Los Angeles Music and Art School-tuition-free symphony and choirs programs; Los Angeles Theatre Academy-Cri-Cri the Musical; Brown Fist Productions-Eastside Heartbeats; Loyola Marymount University-"Variedades" Olvera Street Project; Mariachi National's Institute-intensive instruction in mariachi music and performances; UNAM-LA, HOLA Mexico Film Festival-"Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today"; and Wayne Healy-"Trucha! Vital Decisions Ahead" community mural project.