Los Angeles County Arts & Culture LogoLos Angeles County’s Creative Recovery LA initiative, a program of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, funded by Supervisor Janice Hahn and the LA County Board of Supervisors through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, has awarded $31 million to arts and cultural organizations in a historic investment in the nonprofit creative sector. Grand Vision Foundation has been recognized for its outstanding contributions and commitment to the arts community and has received grants in three categories; Arts Relief and Recovery; Reopening Culture, Tourism, and Marketing; and Creative Works and Jobs for Artists.

The Arts Relief and Recovery Grant funds are to support the recovery of the Grantee’s nonprofit organization from negative impacts due to COVID-19, including general operating support, fiscal sustainability, program activities, and pandemic recovery. As one of the hardest-hit sectors, the arts and creative economy require significant support to bounce back, and this grant will play a crucial role in helping Grand Vision overcome the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A recent concert brought 900 attendees to San Pedro.

The Reopening Culture, Tourism, and Marketing Grant funds will be utilized to promote Grand Vision’s arts programming and encourage diverse audiences to return to live performances in person. By leveraging the power of effective marketing strategies, Grand Vision aims to attract both residents and visitors, reinvigorating the arts and tourism industry in downtown San Pedro.


Grace Kelly performing at the Annex, photographer Taso Papadakis

The Grand Annex is a supportive space for musicians.

The Creative Works and Jobs for Artists Grant funds are intended to support employment for artists for creative works, artist-led projects and public programs. By investing in artists and their works, Grand Vision and the Grand Annex contribute to the vibrancy of the local arts scene, fostering creativity and engagement.

“We’d like to extend our gratitude to Supervisor Janice Hahn, the LA County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, for entrusting Grand Vision with their Creative Recovery funding.,” says Executive Director Liz Schindler Johnson. “We are excited to continue to promote LA-based performing artists and contribute to a thriving arts scene in Los Angeles County.”

Grand Vision’s success in securing grants through the Creative Recovery LA initiative demonstrates our resilience and commitment to the arts and cultural sector. These grants will support Grand Vision’s recovery efforts, promote arts programming, and provide employment opportunities for artists. As Los Angeles County invests in the nonprofit creative sector, it underscores the importance of the arts in our communities and the need to support organizations like Grand Vision in rebuilding and reimagining a vibrant creative economy. Thanks to the generous support of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Grand Vision will contribute to the cultural revitalization in the LA Harbor/South Bay and throughout Los Angeles County.