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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 2021-22, the Arts Ed Collective offered $867,700 in financial support to 41 school districts including three charter networks through the Advancement Grant program.

2021-22 Advancement Grant Recipients

District Name Award Final Project Description
ABC Unified School District $12,800  
Alhambra Unified School $10,200 to support teacher professional development for elementary and high school arts teachers and district arts coaching
Antelope Valley Union High School District $25,000 to support teacher professional development opportunities, curriculum development to align to new arts standards, the expansion of the district-wide arts festival, and the preservation of teacher participation in the arts steering committee
Arcadia Unified School District $18,300  
Azusa Unified School District $25,000 to support district arts coordination and PLC collaboration time for the visual and performing arts teachers
Baldwin Park Unified School District $25,000 to support the purchase of musical instruments for elementary, middle, and high schools
Burbank Unified School District $25,000 to support the preservation of elementary music instruction for fourth through fifth grades and music mentors for secondary students
Centinela Valley Union High School District $22,400 to support performances and master art classes for students and the purchase of audio visual equipment and editing software for the performing arts
Compton Unified School District $25,000 to support direct services to students and teacher professional development in dance and theater with new community partners
Covina-Valley Unified School District $22,300 to support the purchase of musical instruments for middle and high schools
Culver City Unified School District $21,500 to support the Arts and Innovation Lab and the expansion of CTE internships at the Frost Auditorium 
El Monte Union High School District $24,100 to support teacher professional development, lesson study collaboration, and guest artist experiences for teachers and students
El Rancho Unified School District $16,400 to support the expansion of district-wide teacher professional development and curriculum development in visual arts integration for elementary
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 for arts specialist
Glendale Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of district-wide elementary arts curriculum development by resident artists, professional development and coaching for teachers, and the purchase of supplies and materials
Glendora Unified School District $21,900  
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of professional development in arts integration and social emotional learning, the purchase of technology and accessories for third through twelfth grades, and the preservation to the Arts Showcase
Hawthorne School District $25,000 to support professional development in arts integration for transitional kindergarten though fifth grade teachers, arts lead lesson study collaboration time, curriculum development in music and literacy integration, and the expansion of the art docent program
iLead Charter Network $20,800  
Inner City Education Foundation $25,000 to support the addition of one part-time film instructor and one full-time credentialed visual arts teacher, the purchase of instructional materials for arts kits and Arts and Wellness events, and collaboration time for strategic arts planning team
Keppel Union School District $14,200  
Lawndale Elementary School District $21,500 to support dance performances for student, elementary dance curriculum development, and teacher training in media arts technology and software
Lynwood Unified School District $25,000 to support collaboration time for the arts advocacy team, expand professional development for team members, and initiate professional development for generalist teachers by P.S. Arts
Magnolia Public Schools $14,400 to support the leadership of the Arts TOSA and site arts leads and district-wide teacher professional development in the integration of arts and social emotional learning
Monrovia Unified School District $22,100 to support arts integrated social emotional learning professional development and curriculum development for school counselors through Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL) and the purchase of supplies and materials
Montebello Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of visual arts teacher professional development by the California Arts Projects
Mountain View School District $8,200 to support arts integrated social emotional learning professional development and curriculum development for school counselors through Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL) and the purchase of supplies and materials
Newhall School District $21,700 to support the expansion to district-wide residencies for second grade theater, and sixth grade hip hop and teacher professional development in arts integration for transitional kindergarten through second grade
Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District $23,200 to support the purchase of musical instruments and equipment for the elementary music program
Paramount Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of teacher professional development in Arts integration by P.S. Arts, theater field trips for students, and to preserve the after school theater program at one site
Pasadena Unified School District $25,000 to support curriculum development, teacher professional development, and coaching by teaching artists for discrete and integrated arts instruction with a focus on social emotional learning
Pomona Unified School District $25,000 to support the expansion of the teacher arts lead program and a theater residency for sixth grade by the dA Center for the Arts
Rosemead School District $21,400 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 $22,400 to support district-wide teaching artist residencies for fourth and fifth grades and teacher professional development in arts integration for elementary
Saugus Union School District $21,400 to support the expansion of arts integrated curriculum and professional development for generalist teachers
South Pasadena Unified School District $21,300 to support the district-wide purchase of technology, curriculum supplies, and materials for visual and performing arts courses
Sulphur Springs Union School District $16,500 to support district-wide artist residencies for transitional kindergarten through sixth grades and district-wide teacher professional development in arts integration
Whittier City School District $22,900 to support district-wide visual arts lessons by teaching artists for kindergarten through fifth grades, professional development in culturally responsive teaching and in arts integration, and the district arts showcase
Whittier Union High School District $23,500 to support intra-district collaboration for articulation and student transportation, teacher professional development opportunities, curriculum development in ethnic studies, district arts coaching, and planning time for new the performing arts center
Wilsona School District $7,200  
Wiseburn School District $20,100 to support Young Artist assemblies and family dance nights by P.S. Arts, the purchase music and media arts equipment and instructional materials, and the maintenance and repair of musical instruments