2023 Performing Arts Grant Program Awards

On December 5, the City Council of the City of Culver City awarded over $213,000 in 2023 Performing Arts Grants as recommended by the City’s Cultural Affairs Commission. Twenty-nine (29) non-profit arts organizations will receive grants to present music, dance, and theatre performances from January to December 2023. These performances will take place at various indoor and outdoor locations throughout Culver City and will be free or have low-cost ticket options.

“During this year of pandemic recovery, we are proud to support more arts groups than ever before and to provide many opportunities for audiences to attend live performances” said Culver City Mayor Albert Vera. “We remain committed to sustaining the performing arts in our community and enriching the lives of our residents, families, workforce, and visitors. We are pleased that a wide variety of groups applied for this grant program, as they will provide diverse entertainment opportunities in Culver City.”

Culver City Symphony Orchestra, a long-time grant recipient, sent this message to the Cultural Affairs Commission. “Your steadfast support through the pandemic has helped us survive through a very difficult period and return to live performances in good financial, organizational and artistic health.”

2023 Performing Arts Grant Recipients

• The Actors' Gang

• Angel City Chorale

• ArtsUP! LA

• Benita Bike's DanceArt

• Black Skeptics LA

• Brazil Arts Connection

• BrockusRED

• Center Theatre Group

• Culver City Chamber Orchestra

• Culver City Public Theatre

• Culver City Symphony Orchestra

• Donna Sternberg & Dancers

• Heidi Duckler Dance

• Indian Performing Art Center

• International Children Education Association

• Invertigo Dance Theatre

• Jazz Bakery

• Jazz Hands for Autism

• Kontrapunktus

• Leela Dance Collective

• Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers

• Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra

• Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

• MashUp Contemporary Dance Company

• Rogue Artists Ensemble

• Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

• Synchromy

• Vox Femina Los Angeles

• Westside Youth Orchestra

About the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program

The Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program was established in 1994 as part of the City’s Art in Public Places Program, offering project grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City’s Cultural Affairs Commission, the grant program supports local arts organizations and provides Culver City audiences with enriching and accessible cultural opportunities. Funding for the annual program is allocated from the City’s Cultural Trust Fund. The 2023 grant program is also funded by contributions from the Culver City Arts Foundation and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Additional Information

For more information on these upcoming performances and to sign up for email updates, please explore Culver City’s Arts and Culture webpage. More information on the individual performances will be posted on the City's social media. Please call the Cultural Affairs Division at (310) 253-5772 or email staff at Cultural.Affairs@CulverCity.org for general information on the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program.

About Culver City

Culver City is a five-square-mile, urban community of 40,779 residents surrounded mostly by the City of Los Angeles but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. It is centrally located on the Westside near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles International Airport. Culver City is particularly known for its well-run public school system, "small town" charm, growing high-tech and creative economies, and a dynamic downtown that is regionally known as a destination for restaurants, live theater, and art galleries.


Culver City Public Theatre performs at Dr. Paul Carlson Park. Photo by Caleb Knueven. L-R: Jordan Jenkins, Leah Jarvik, Zahra Zaveri

The Actors’ Gang ensemble performs in Media Park. Photo by Ashley Randall


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