The Music Center and Grand Park

The Music Center strives to deepen the cultural life of every resident of LA County and continue creating an increasingly relevant, multidisciplinary performing arts center. We champion the arts for all people. We connect the people of LA with one another and with art that can enrich their lives.


3 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    A Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF) 2020

    Recognizing the arts are crucial in the development of every child, The Music Center’s VSAF engages 7,000+ students with disabilities, family and community members from across LA County through in-school arts learning, inclusive arts integration classroom support, and a five-day professional development series for educators, culminating in a two-day public festival at The Music Center Plaza. The festival features student performances and artwork, workshops, as well as panels and performances by community partners and artists with disabilities.

  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    The Music Center’s Dance DTLA

    Following COVID-19, The Music Center will relaunch its programming through Dance DTLA, a series of diverse dance engagements featuring live music, DJ sets, and dance instruction. Beginning with virtual dance parties and dance instruction, by mid-summer Dance DTLA will transition to our Plaza where Angelenos can participate in-person or virtually. These engagements will help our communities recover from social isolation by providing Angelenos from all demographic, economic and social backgrounds outlets for connection, expression, and exchange.

  • PLAY ·2015 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    A shady oasis for everyone in Grand Park

    Our proposal supports the design/installation of shade structures in highly trafficked central gathering spaces for park events & weekly food truck events (22K DTLA residents & employees a year). Visitors consistently request additional shade particularly for our most vulnerable visitors; children and elders. Adding shade areas will increase capacity and enhance the comfort of the 1MM people who access Grand Park annually to play, enjoy quiet green spaces and attend free events in downtown LA.