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LPAC Foundation Community Performing Arts Grant Applications to be Available Beginning August 1

Post Date:07/27/2017

On August 1, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation (LPACF) will make available applications for its 2017 / 2018 Community Performing Arts Grant Program. The grant program, now in its twenty-first year, provides annual production funding to community performing arts organizations.

"Since 1996, the LPAC Foundation has been supporting local performance groups with the resources they need to continue bringing high quality entertainment and culture to the children, young adults, and families of the Antelope Valley,” said Steven Derryberry, LPAC Foundation President. “During the 2016 / 2017 season, we were pleased to be able to assist four local performing arts organizations."

The LPAC Foundation not only provides support to LPAC, the jewel of The BLVD Cultural District; it also fosters community engagement in the arts, with programs such as Arts for Youth and community arts grants. Beginning August 1, the Community Performing Arts Grant application packets will be available at the Parks, Recreation and Arts Department counter in Lancaster City Hall (44933 Fern Avenue). Applications will also be available to download at

In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and provide certification of a qualified, non-profit status. Interested organizations may apply for a maximum of $1,500. However, the amount of grant dollars awarded may be less depending on various factors, including the number of applicants approved for the 2017 / 2018 funding cycle. Funded programs or projects must be implemented within twelve months of the award date. The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, September 1. Award recipients will be announced by October 2.

The LPAC Foundation Board of Directors consists of: R. Steven Derryberry; C. Todd Porter; Timothy Doerfler; Marilyn Norris; Gretchen Anton; Tom Backemeyer; Tim Fuller; Michael Hinckley; Harvey Holloway; George Passantino; John Porter, Ed.D.; Bill Silva; Becky Smith, and Mark E. Thompson.

For more information, please contact the LPAC Foundation at (661) 723-6096,, or visit

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