LACE’s Lightning Fund supports artists and artist-driven collectives, projects, and publications in Los Angeles County. Awarding ten $6,000 grants per year, the Lightning Fund prioritizes diverse approaches to visual arts that are innovative; socially, culturally, and/or geographically relevant to Los Angeles; and accessible to the public outside of traditional museum or gallery settings.
“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