The DCA ARTS ACTIVATION FUND (AAF) supports creative, community-benefit projects in Los Angeles.

AAF is a monthly opportunity to propose temporary creative enhancement or engagement projects on streets, sidewalks, or adjacent spaces within public view at permitted sites in neighborhoods (preferably connected to the City of LA’s designated Great Streets).

The program supports two types of projects: A) festival-style projects organized by neighborhood businesses, and/or B) pop-up projects proposed by groups of local artists. Both types of projects will aim to activate neighborhood artists, volunteers/participants, and audiences in site-specific areas of Los Angeles. The result of DCA support will be a defined “public-improvement” that is temporary in nature, existing for as short as one day or as long as three months.