Madrid Cultural Hub

Sparking the arts in a great but underutilized space, a planning process set the groundwork for L.A.’s next cultural hub.

Key Impact

$25,000 investment resulted in more than $1,000,000 funding from Community Redevelopment Agency allowing for future upgrades of Madrid Theatre

The assessment we funded for this cultural hub was key in unlocking millions in public funding for the site.

Canoga Park’s Madrid Theatre has a lot to offer as a high-quality venue for local arts programming. To activate the space, we backed a planning process with the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The project organized a consortium of arts organizations to be based at the refurbished Madrid Theatre Cultural Hub. The planning process we funded helped leverage new public funding for future capital upgrades to the Madrid Theatre to support the project.

Issue Area



Department of Cultural Affairs
Community Redevelopment Agency
MFLA Spark Funding

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