In response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well-being. Based on public health recommendations to slow the rate of transmission of novel coronavirus, the City of West Hollywood is immediately cancelling all non-essential events including City-sponsored events, City co-sponsored events, and City-funded events -- as well as any events or filming that require a permit -- through June 30, 2020. The City is monitoring local, state, and federal updates and recommendations and will re-evaluate rescheduling events and meetings in the future as the situation evolves.
Are you an artist affected by COVID-19? Check out some of these helpful resource pages:
LA County Department of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.lacountyarts.org/article/covid-19-resources
California Arts Council COVID-19 Resource Page: http://arts.ca.gov/resources/COVID-19.php
Americans For the Arts CARES Act Table: https://www.artsactionfund.org/CARESActTable
EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS! The Artist Relief Fund has been created by a consortium of funders who have consolidated $10 million in funding to award $5,000 grants to individual artists. FAQs here with links to application. https://www.artistrelief.org/faq
The California Community Foundation (CCF) and various partners have launched the Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributed by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), applications for this fund are open now through May 25: https://www.cciarts.org/LAEmergencyRelief.htm
DCBA Business and Worker Help Center has launched to help individuals and organizations access emergency relief resources via web, by phone at 833-238-4450, or email at Disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov.
Take the AFTA Impact Survey - Data responses are accessible on the Americans for the Arts’ Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector webpage
Connect with the City's Arts Division (@WeHoArts) to stay up-to-date on arts events!
The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), the City Poet Laureate program, Drag Queen Story Hour, Free Theatre in the Park, Grants Programs, Holiday Programming, the Human Rights Speaker Series, Library Exhibits, National Poetry Month, the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer Sounds + Winter Sounds, Urban Art (permanent public art), and the WeHo Reads literary series.
- Library Exhibits
- Literary Arts
- Music - Click here for the Summer Sounds schedule!
- One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival
- Visual Arts / Art on the Outside / Mural Program / Urban Art
- WeHo Reads
- Holiday Programming
- Human Rights
- Russian-Speaking Community
- Walking Tours
- West Hollywood Library
- Artist Opportunities & Grants
- Information for Grant Recipients
- WeHo Muralist Roster (no geographic limitation)
- West Hollywood Artists' Registry (must live in the city to qualify)
- Artist Opportunity Facebook Group (no geographic limitation)
For West Hollywood Business Owners
- WeHo Arts: The Plan (adopted August 21, 2017)
Arts Division Staff:
Rebecca Ehemann, Acting Arts Manager - email@example.com
Mike Che, Arts Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Tribble, Arts Technician - email@example.com
Eva Angeloff, Grants Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Moya Marquez, Administrative Specialist - email@example.com
For more info visit womeninfilm.org
Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concerts, June - September
Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concerts, December - February
For more info visit our Music page.
For more info visit our Literary Arts page.
For more info visit our Theatre page
Art on the Outside - Temporary Public Art
Urban Art program - Permanent Art (% for Art Program)
One City One Pride, the City's LGBTQ Arts Festival, May 22 - June 30
Other programs include:
The City also hosts numerous talks and educational forums.
More info here.
Recreation services - programs for teens and children
Drag Queen Story Hour, 4th Saturdays
every other month at 11 am
ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR
WEST HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY