The LACE Lighting Fund is a newly established annual grant for artists and artist-driven organizations, projects, and publications. In December 2020 the program awarded 51 emergency grants in the amount of $1,500 each. For its second round, the Lightning Fund will provide recovery and relief grants for independent visual artists based in Los Angeles County who are experiencing financial hardship due to the severe economic impacts of COVID-19 on artists’ livelihoods and practices.
“We strive to support institutions that share our artist-centered values. The small grassroots arts organizations as well as the museums that comprise our grantees provide invaluable opportunities for artists to express their unique perspectives on the pressing urgencies of the day. We hope that our grants help to amplify artists’ voices within their communities, in national discussions and debates, and across platforms in the international contemporary art world.”
Joel Wachs, President