The City Council and Arts Commission recognizes and supports artists who push the boundaries of creative expression, anchor our Laguna Beach community, and advance the creative field. The Artistic Innovation Grants for Artists encourages the spirit of experimentation and exploration, exclusively engaging artists in Laguna Beach. This grant program offers grants between $5,000 and $20,000 to support the art-making process and premiere of these endeavors. This program has been made possible through the generous support of the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.


Laguna Beach's Business Improvement District funds help finance the development and success of a vibrant arts community by providing Cultural Arts funding.


Cultural arts funding is intended to fund existing or new cultural programs. It will be available to organizations with specific programs that achieve the goals of the Laguna Beach Tourist Promotion District. The 2019 Annual Advisory Board Report describes the expenditures of the Business Improvement District and Cultural Arts Funding grants. CLICK HERE to view the 2023-24 Grant Recipients


Deadline to apply for 2024-25 funding: February 5, 2024

CLICK HERE to apply online.

The City of Laguna Beach accepts applications from non-profit organizations with experience and primary focus of presenting arts programming. Funded arts program must be presented in Laguna Beach. The goal of the funding is to create quality cultural art experiences that benefit guests that stay overnight at Laguna Beach hotels while improving the experience for residents.

For non-profits seeking event space within the city, member organizations of the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance offer performance space for rent. CLICK HERE to view available performance spaces.

This grant program is funded by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.