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The Hollywood Arts Council believes the arts are essential to the creation and sustenance of vital, thriving communities, and that the arts should be supported by the participation of people in arts organizations, and by public and private funding.

It is inherent in the Council’s vision that the public value of the arts is understood and acted upon by community members, leaders, and those who make policy.

We define “the arts” as inclusive of visual arts, performing arts, architecture, literary arts, culinary arts and any interdisciplinary or emergent art form.  We define advocacy as reaching out to a broad sector of the public as well as to our individual elected officials and government staff. The Council’s advocacy is guided by the following principles:

  • We support arts education.
  • We support funding for the arts.
  • We support maintaining strong arts institutions of all sizes and the emergence of new arts institutions.
  • We support artistic freedoms.
  • We support the preservation of our historic art and the creation of art for the future.
  • We support strengthening ties between the arts and other communities and institutions such as education, science and social justice.

By hosting Arts Roundtables (such as the Stayin’ Live Summit’ in October 2013) for both arts organizations and artists, we aspire for our local arts community to strengthen its network, collaborate with one another, and improve our advocacy work, all in the effort for a more vibrant community for all. For more information about attending or hosting a future Arts Roundtable or to find out more about our advocacy efforts, please contact us at

Fiscal Sponsorship


Fiscal receivership or sponsorship is a financial and legal system by which a legally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity (such as the Hollywood Arts Council) provides limited financial and administrative oversight for a project initiated independently by an artist or an arts organization. That “project” might be a one-time project or an independent artist or an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status, or is in the process of obtaining its own 501 (c )(3) determination. Once sponsored in this way, the project is eligible to solicit and receive grants and tax-deductible contributions that are normally available only to 501(c)(3) organizations.

The Hollywood Arts Council supports artists and arts organizations in Hollywood. Organizations in the process of obtaining a 501 (c )(3) determination, and individual projects and programs that prefer to remain fiscally sponsored can make use of the Council’s nonprofit infrastructure to support their efforts.

The Council considers fiscal sponsorships on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the process, please contact Linda Horner at 323-462-2355 or email