Innovation, creative expression and the energetic exchange of ideas are essential to a healthy community. The Durfee Foundation recognizes these qualities in the work of Los Angeles artists, whose endeavors are central to a vibrant civic life. The Foundation aims to support artists at pivotal moments during the course of their life's work.
The Foundation provides direct support to individual artists through two programs - the ARC Program (Artists' Resource for Completion) and the Master Musician Fellowships. The ARC and Music programs are open by application. The Foundation generally does not make grants to arts organizations, though leaders of nonprofit arts organizations may be eligible to apply to the Durfee Sabbatical program.
ARC (Artists' Resource for Completion)
ARC grants provide short-term assistance to individuals artists who reside in Los Angeles County and who wish to enhance work for a specific, imminent opportunity that may significantly benefit their careers. Artists in any discipline are eligible to apply for grants of up to $3,500 each. The applicant must already have secured a commitment from a recognized arts institution to present the work.
ARC grants may be used for such expenses as the purchase or rental of materials or space, travel, shipping, or stipends for collaborating artists. Approximately fifteen grants are made each quarter.