SPArt Community Grants

These opportunities are open-application, mission specific grants to support the work of one artist, or collective, developing a unique project. Anyone with an applicable project in Los Angeles can apply, so long as it meets our definition of Social Practice Art.

What is “Social Practice Art”?

Language is a tricky thing. We know there are many community-engaged artists who do not self-identify as Social Practice artists. SPArt uses a simple definition. “Projects that elicit community involvement to generate social impact through art.”


  • Projects must be Los Angeles based
  • Projects must engage the community through art
  • Projects must identify the potential for social impact
  • Projects must be related to the Grant mission, as defined by donors
  • The Grant period is one year
  • Each Grant is $10,000

Important Dates

SPArt Community Grant made possible by the James Irvine Foundation and Bettina Korek

MISSION: To support artists working with the topic of gender equity.

APPLY: July 7, 2016-August 31, 2016

ANNOUNCED: September 28,2016


SPArt Community Grant made possible by Erika Glazer


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