LA PLAZA Eastside Arts Initiative
Public Art Works Grant Fund

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’ (LA Plaza) Eastside Arts Initiative (EAI) new Public Art Fund is intended to help preserve historic, and support new public art projects by artists or arts organizations serving Greater Eastern LA County.  Through a $25,000 fund, the EAI’s public art grant program supports permanent public artworks installations contributing to the fabric and evolving cultural vitality of the local community and region. 


  1. Renovation of permanent public art installations (murals, statues, sculptures, historical markers, etc.)
  2. Restoration of permanent public art installations
  3. New permanent public art installations


Applications will be considered for grants between $2,500 to $25,000 based on merit and need as determined by the EAI.  Projects which make creative and efficient use of resources will be given preference.


  • Project must be a permanent public art installation
  • Project must have existing permit approvals from local governing municipality
  • Applicant must provide permit/approval letter from governing municipality and property owner
  • Project must be located on or in the public-right-of-way or in a non-profit owned property within Eastern LA County (also includes Pomona Valley, San Gabriel Valley and the Southeast communities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood,       South Gate, Vernon and Walnut Park)
  • Must be fully accessible to the public at no charge and able to be viewed from a public right-of-way
  • Art installation must be completed within one year of grant award
  • Grant funding must be applied directly to the art project installation
  • Artists must provide resume summarizing work history in the arts during the past two years
  • Must provide project budget using EAI budget template (see grant application)
  • Must provide photo or rendering of public art works project
  • Artists must be able to provide W9 if approved for grant funding
  • Arts organizations must provide IRS Determination Letter


  • Capital improvements, construction
  • Projects that are not accessible to the public
  • Municipalities and government entities (applicant may include as a project partner only)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, November 30, 2020, 5pm

Public Art Application