Fountain Theatre awarded $42,300 grant from LA County for COVID-19 relief

The Fountain Theatre has been awarded a grant in the amount of $42,300 through the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture. The purpose of this funding is to provide economic relief to arts nonprofits suffering from business interruptions due to COVID-19-related closures from March 1 – December 30, 2020.

The Department of Arts and Culture received 357 applications that were audited by staff in two rounds for accuracy and eligibility.

“We thank the LA County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture for coming to the aid of the LA arts community in this period of crisis,” states Stephen Sachs, Artistic Director of the Fountain Theatre.

The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. It provides leadership, services, and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations, countywide arts education initiatives, commissioning and care for civic art collections, research and evaluation, access to creative pathways, professional development, free community programs, and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. All of this work is framed by a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts, and the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative.

The Board of Supervisors recognizes the powerful impact of the arts on the quality of life across Los Angeles County’s 88 cities and approximately 140 unincorporated communities. The Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to be able to provide crucial support for the arts during this unprecedented time.

“Arts and culture play a critical role in the economic resiliency of Los Angeles County and in the social resiliency of our communities,” said Kristin Sakoda, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Supporting this sector’s survival will help to preserve our creative economy, the cultural identity and vitality of the region, and the well-being of our residents and communities where they live.”

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