Arts foundation to make grants
The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced it will make $250,000 worth of grants to organizations producing “compelling, inventive and challenging projects by visual artists or artists’ collectives.”
“Mike helped establish Los Angeles as a really vibrant arts scene, and this is a part of that,” said Mary Clare Stevens, the foundation’s executive director. “He was very explicit in the paperwork that he wanted to fund arts organizations, especially smaller ones and ones that he believed were doing good work — work that other folks weren’t paying attention to.”
This year the foundation is looking to cast a wide net for not-for-profit arts groups in L.A. County. Applicants will have until Aug. 5 to submit a letter of inquiry; the foundation then will invite those who qualify to submit full proposals.