Congratulations to our Fall 2021 grant recipients!


ENRIQUE CASTILLO, Producer/Co-Producer, “Ugly Little Monkeys”, Valinda: Documentary captures the story about the origins of the youth mariachi movement.

JESUS MARTINEZ, Music Producer, “The Breakfast Table”, East LA: Music series creates live music for community broadcasting year-round.

YEU Q NGUYEN, Artist, “Weaving Hope”, Southeast LA: Traveling public art program and culminating art exhibit in partnership with StayArts Gallery.

WILLIAM THOMAS ROPER, Music Composer, East LA, San Gabriel Valley, “Juvenile Terrestrial References-Semi-Autonomous Regions”: Three-movement string quartet composition for community performances, with educational, recording and video documentation program components.

FANNY VELIZ, Film Director, Actor, “Latina Independent Film Extravaganza – L.I.F.E.”, Rampart-Los Angeles: Film festival to promote the work of Latina film directors and their contributions to cinema.


FUTURE ROOTS, INC., “Deep Routes”, Eastern LA County: Radio series collaboration with Metro Art and dublab radio explores Los Angeles’ multicultural musical histories from the perspective of existing and future transit lines.

LA RIVER PUBLIC ART PROJECT, “Lewis MacAdams Prize 2022”, Eastern LA County: Public art projects to address underused spaces along the River, promoting public spaces along the LA River’s eastern communities.

MEZTLI PROECTS, INC., “Cultural Worker Apprentice Program & Community Workshops”, East LA: Serving Native and Indigenous artists and creatives to learn teaching techniques while providing free arts programming to community members.

NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, “Student Scholarship Program”, Boyle Heights: One-to-one music instruction to youth on a wide variety of instruments taught by 22 Teaching-Musicians/Mentors committed to the unique music learning journey of each student.

OPERATION STREET KIDZ, “Operation Street Kidz Produces Your Film!”, San Gabriel Valley and East LA: In partnership with Two Seas Media, filmmaking program for at-risk youth.

PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT, “Iolanta by PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY @ The Aratani Theater, Little Toyko, Eastern LA County: Through significant change to the work, will cultivate the blind and low-sight community into opera lovers.

SINERGIA THEATRE GROUP-GRUPO TEATRO SINERGIA, “Voces del Teatro-An Oral History of Latinx Theatre in Modern Los Angeles 1960s to Present”, Los Angeles: Complete oral history archive of Latinx Theatre.