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The Advancement Grant Program offers flexible matching grants to support Los Angeles County school districts aiming to provide quality arts education for public school students. Grant funds assist school districts in achieving key action items in their district arts plans, helping districts invest in launching or expanding projects that align with priority goals, and cultivating skills and practices that can be sustained beyond the term of the grant. Districts may apply for matching funds of up to $25,000.

Underwritten by the Funders Council, this program offers financial support to school districts in the Arts Ed Collective. Grants are matched by school district funds, leveraging public and private resources to expand high quality instruction in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts. A complete list of grantee projects can be found below.

In 2022-23, the Arts Ed Collective offered $921,450 in financial support to 40 school districts including three charter networks through the Advancement Grant program

2022-23 Advancement Grant Recipients

District Name Award Final Project Description
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District $20,800 to support the district-wide expansion of music instruction, district arts coordination, and culturally relevant teacher professional development in arts integration
Alhambra Unified School $10,140 to support curriculum development of arts integrated units for the after-school extended learning program, the expansion of Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL) professional development, and district arts coaching
Antelope Valley Union High School District $25,000 to support teacher participation in the arts steering committee, teacher professional development opportunities, and the expansion of student participation in the district-wide arts festival
Arcadia Unified School District $20,300 to support the expansion of district-wide multimedia and performing arts resources through the purchase of musical instruments, costumes, instructional materials, digital technology, and software
Azusa Unified School District $25,000 to support elementary visual arts instruction through the addition of teachers, and the preservation of district arts coordination
Baldwin Park Unified School District $25,000 to support the district-wide expansion of music instruction to fifth grade with the purchase of musical instruments
Burbank Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of instructional minutes for fourth through fifth grades and the preservation of music mentors for secondary students
Centinela Valley Union High School District $25,000 to support performances for students with pre-performance teacher professional development, curriculum development for arts integration, and the purchase of a portable stage for the performing arts
Claremont Unified School District $22,800 to support culturally responsive professional development in arts integration with social-emotional learning, teacher collaboration time for curriculum development, and the purchase of instructional materials and supplies. 
Compton Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of artist residencies with new community arts partners, and the expansion of Meet the Masters lessons
Covina-Valley Unified School District $23,600 to support the purchase of musical instruments for middle and high schools
Culver City Unified School District $22,100 to support teacher professional development in STEAM, the development of culturally relevant arts curriculum, district arts coordination coaching, and instructional materials
El Monte Union High School District $25,000 to support teacher collaboration time for updating Year 1 arts course descriptions and curriculum guides district-wide
Garvey Elementary School District $25,000 to support the expansion of professional development in the new arts standards by the California Arts Project, curriculum development, the district arts showcase, and the purchase of instructional materials and arts supplies
Gorman Joint School District $16,100 to support the expansion of district-wide music instruction, the initiation of an after-school arts program, and the purchase of musical instruments, arts supplies and instructional materials
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of professional development in the arts, social emotional learning and technology integration, the purchase of technology and accessories for elementary, the preservation of the Arts Showcase, and collaboration time with the Librarian and Tech TOSA on Read Across HLPUSD campaign
Hawthorne School District $25,000 to support professional development in arts integration for transitional kindergarten though fifth grade teachers, the expansion of the arts docent program, collaboration time for elementary Arts Leads to develop arts integration lessons and to attend professional development, and the production of an educational Music video for after-school programs 
iLead Charter Network $21,800 to support year-round artist residencies in dance, music, theater and visual arts with a teacher professional development series by Theatre of Hearts/Youth First for iLead Antelope Valley Learning Center
Inner City Education Foundation $25,000 to support elementary teacher professional development in social emotional arts learning by Everyday Arts,  the re-initiation of the afterschool dance program at ICEF Inglewood, the preservation of the elementary visual arts teacher and arts fields trips for ICEF Innovation, and the purchase of arts supplies
Keppel Union School District $15,300 to support the expansion of music instruction to an additional site, the purchase of visual arts supplies for district-wide arts instruction, and school site beautification projects
Lawndale Elementary School District $25,000 to support dance performances for students, elementary dance integrated curriculum development, the purchase of visual arts curriculum subscription and music software for middle school
Lynwood Unified School District $25,000 to support professional development in arts integration for second through sixth grade teachers by P.S. Arts 
Magnolia Public Schools $25,000 to support the addition of a new district arts coordinator position, teacher professional development in arts integration and social emotional learning, and leadership development for the arts team
Monrovia Unified School District $21,900 to support a part-time music instructor for district-wide elementary music instruction with social emotional learning integration
Montebello Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of visual arts teacher professional development by the California Arts Projects and additional coordination support hours for the Arts TOSA
Mountain View School District $25,000 to support the purchase of district-wide visual arts curriculum, supplies, and teacher professional development
Newhall School District $21,400 to support the expansion of theater and dance instruction with English Language Arts integrated professional development for second grade teachers and social emotional learning integrated professional development for sixth grade teachers, and the purchase of a district-wide visual arts curriculum license 
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District $22,800 to support elementary teacher professional development in arts integration with social emotional learning by the California Arts Project
Paramount Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of arts integration professional development and coaching to two additional elementary sites by P.S. Arts, the preservation of the after-school musical theater program at two elementary sites, and expansion of access to field trips and assemblies
Pasadena Unified School District $25,000 to support artist residencies modeling discrete and integrated arts lessons for kindergarten through twelfth grade classrooms, and the expansion of professional development and curriculum coaching in arts integrated social emotional learning for elementary arts leads and teaching artists
Pomona Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of the Teacher Art Lead initiative to include additional elementary sites, and the addition of a part-time Arts TOSA position
Rosemead School District $25,000 to support the expansion of district-wide teacher professional development in arts integration and artist residencies by the Music Center
San Gabriel Unified School District $21,600 to support the expansion of district-wide teaching artist residencies for third, fourth, and fifth grades by L.A. Arts Group, and professional development in arts integration for elementary teachers district-wide
Saugus Union School District $19,000 to support teacher professional development in arts integration, and the expansion of the Meet the Masters program by developing additional resources and integrated lessons
South Pasadena Unified School District $22,500 to support the creation of a multimedia arts production laboratory, and the development of new coursework in film/video and multimedia production for the high school Production and Managerial Arts Pathway
Sulphur Springs Union School District $21,300 to support district-wide artist residencies for transitional kindergarten through sixth grades general and special education students, teacher professional development in arts integration, and the purchase of art supplies and instructional materials
Torrance Unified School District $24,710 to support arts integrated social emotional learning instruction for transitional kindergarten district-wide, the development of transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade arts articulation, and the expansion of district arts coaching
Whittier City School District $25,000 to support theater artist residencies for all middle school English Language Development classes, dance or theater artist residencies for fifth grade district-wide, and professional development in arts integration for elementary teachers
Whittier Union High School District $25,000 to support intra-district collaboration for articulation and student transportation, arts specific professional development and conferences for teachers, collaboration time for curriculum development of ethnic studies course, the purchase of storage and supplies for dance and theater, and district arts coaching 
Wiseburn School District $23,300 to support district-wide elementary arts instruction and teacher professional development by P.S. Arts, and the expansion of middle school Music and Media Arts Pathways through the development of a new media arts elective course