City Council and Cultural Affairs Award Almost $250,000 in Grants to Theater, Dance and Music Organizations

The City Council of the City of Culver City awarded a total of $244,960 in 2024 Performing Arts Grants at its December 11th meeting. Thirty non-profit arts organizations will receive grants to present music, dance, and theatre performances from January to December 2024. The Performing Arts Grant Program awards are based on independent scoring from arts experts and recommendations from the Cultural Affairs Commission. These performances, that provide arts-lovers and families with enriching and welcoming cultural opportunities, will take place at various indoor and outdoor locations throughout Culver City and will be free or have low-cost ticket options.

“Performing Arts are vital to ensuring we maintain the diversity and culture of Culver City,” said Culver City Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin. “Thanks to our Cultural Affairs Commission and grant applicants, we look forward to welcoming artists dedicated to bringing their talent and stories to our audiences in 2024 and beyond.”

“The City of Culver City has been a crucial partner for our programming at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, as we bring world-class theatrical experiences to the Culver City community. We hope you can join us at the theatre soon,” the Center Theatre Group wrote.

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 2024 Performing Arts Grant Program is from Culver City’s Cultural Trust Fund with an additional contribution from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

For more information on these upcoming performances and to sign up for email updates, please explore Culver City’s Arts and Culture webpage. To receive invitations to all upcoming performances and other cultural events, call (310) 253-5772 or email the Cultural Affairs Commission. Upcoming performances will also be posted on the City’s social media.

The following organizations received grants for performances in 2024. For tickets and current calendar of events, please visit the Culver City events page.

The Actors’ Gang at Ivy Substation
Angel City Chorale
Benita Bike’s DanceArt
Brazil Arts Connection
Center Theatre Group at Kirk Douglas Theatre
Culver City Chamber Orchestra
Culver City Public Theatre
Culver City Symphony Orchestra
Donna Sternberg & Dancers
The Ebell of Los Angeles
Emersion Music
Heidi Duckler Dance
Helix Collective
Jazz Bakery
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Luminario Ballet
Mixed eMotion Theatrix
No Easy Props
Orchestra NOVA LA
Psychopomp Dance Theater
Rogue Artists Ensemble
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
UniverSoul Hip Hop
Vox Femina Los Angeles
Westside Youth Orchestra

City of Culver City 

Photo – VOX Femina

The Actors' Gang