In April 2001, the City of Laguna Beach adopted a resolution establishing a Business Improvement District. The purpose of this ordinance is to promote off-season cultural events and encourage overnight hotel occupancy. The funds made available through the BID support projects that promote tourism and related tourist events. The City of Laguna Beach is committed to working with cultural arts organizations to ensure the development and success of a vibrant arts community. Applicants are encouraged to propose programming that deepens and expands active experiences in the arts.
Cultural arts funding is designed to fund existing or new cultural programs. It will be available to organizations with specific programs that achieve the goals of the Laguna Beach Tourist Promotion District. The 2017 Annual Advisory Board Report describes the expenditures of the Business Improvement District and Cultural Arts Funding grants awarded to 14 arts organizations.
Application Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 5, 2018.