WeHo Arts is Now Offering Artist Performance Grant

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Calling all local West Hollywood performance artists. The City of West Hollywood has opened an additional arts grant application opportunity for artist performers and entertainers. The WeHo Artist Performance Grant is offering them the opportunity to share their talents with the community in an easily accessible way.

The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts Division, requests proposals from entertainers, artists, and performers who live in West Hollywood to perform on weekends between July 17, 2021 and September 1, 2021. Artistic presentations are intended to provide the public with engaging, experimental, edgy, boundary-pushing artistic practices. These take place pedestrian-friendly culture of the City of West Hollywood. Performances should aim to take place on-site outdoors in the City; however, such live performances will depend on regularly revised health and safety guidelines to ensure COVID-19 safety.

Proposals must include a performance component, which could include but is not limited to, Music (such as DJs, live music, solo or group musicians); Drag Performance (Drag Queen/King); Dance (such as Ballroom/Vogue, Go-Go Dancing, etc.); Fashion and/or Costume Design; Body Painting; Circus Arts; Comedic Arts; Live-Painting, Chalk Art, or Dramatic Arts (such as spoken word).

Artists must live in West Hollywood to be eligible to submit an application for the WeHo Artist Performance Grant. A resident artist may submit a proposal for a solo or group presentation. The City will award seven grants with each grant total of $5,000.

The deadline for this grant category is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. This opportunity is in addition to multiple application opportunities for the City’s 2022 Arts Grant Program. More information on those grants is available here: https://www.weho.org/Home/Components/News/News/9772/23

The City invites and encourages artists representing diverse populations and diverse artistic disciplines to apply for these, and all, grants. The City’s Cultural Equity Statement states WeHo’s Arts Division and Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission’s definition of diversity includes all ways in which people differ. This is including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, education, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, geography, citizenship status, religion, language, physical appearance, and the intersection of these various identities. The City is committed to ensuring cultural equity in all arts policies and practices. The Cultural Equity Statement is available in its entirety by visiting www.weho.org/arts.

Artists interested in applying for the WeHo Artist Performance Grant may visit www.weho.org/arts for more information.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Grant Program, visit www.weho.org/arts or contact City of West Hollywood Grants Coordinator Eva Angeloff at (323) 848-6354 or eangeloff@weho.org.

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