Center for Cultural Innovation
knowledge + networks + financial independence for artists
CENTER FOR CULTURAL INNOVATION promotes KNOWLEDGE SHARING, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and INCUBATING INNOVATIVE PROJECTS that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.


NEWS + VIEWS

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CCI and DCA Announce Inaugural Recipients of the Creative Economic Development Fund—An Investment Pool for Creative, Social Impact Businesses

With support from the Surdna Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) announced the 8 Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF) grantees’ funded projects today.

The CEDF is a newly launched program that provides funding for projects that will help launch startup ventures; enable temporary, pop-up activities; and expand micro-sized creative enterprises with five or fewer employees.

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Investing in Artists 2015 Bay Area Performing Arts & Media Arts Round Guidelines Released- Deadline July 1st

The Center for Cultural Innovation is pleased to announce the next round of funding for Investing in Artists grants program.  This round is open to Bay Area Artists in Performing Arts and Media Arts.  To learn more about this round and to start your application by following the link below.

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FIND FUNDING

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Show Me the Money!

If only it were that easy. At CCI, we understand that whether you are well established or just starting out, all artists need access to financial resources.

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NextGen Grants
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Emerging arts leaders throughout California between the ages 18 to 35 may be eligible to apply for up $1,000 in funding for professional development activities. 

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Quick Grant Program

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The Creative Capacity Fund's Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area for professional development activities.

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TAKE A CCI WORKSHOP

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2015 Workshops

Get your career on track with our Professional Development workshops for artists of all disciplines!

Selling Your Art, Selling Yourself, and How to Feel Comfortable Doing Both- LA

Are you properly planning and marketing to reach your goals?  Is your portfolio ready to show to galleries? Do you know which galleries to approach? Do you know how to approach them? Learn how to best represent yourself, your work, and determine the right course for your art career in this intensive practical workshop. You will be provided with in-depth knowledge and insider perspective of the Los Angeles art world. In this workshop you will be guided through the process of preparation to promote your work and develop the relationships necessary to advance your career. The workshop will be lead by A. McLean Emenegger on September 22nd.

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Where did the time go? Time Management for Artists - LA

During this workshop you will gain a clear understanding of how you currently use your time in order to best determine how you really want to spend those hours available within any given day.  You will receive practical management methods, skills and techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, managing frequent distractions and interruptions, and prioritizing yourself and your artwork.  Goal setting and action planning are key to time management success. The workshop will be lead by Judith Teitelman on September 29th.

Time Management for Artists is designed to help you recognize and perhaps reconsider your personal concept of time.  During this workshop you will gain a clear understanding of how you currently use your time in order to best determine how you really want to spend those hours available within any given day.  You will receive practical management methods, skills and techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, managing frequent distractions and interruptions, and prioritizing yourself and your artwork.  Goal setting and action planning are key to time management success. - See more at: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=546#sthash.n1765A9t.dpuf
ime Management for Artists is designed to help you recognize and perhaps reconsider your personal concept of time.  During this workshop you will gain a clear understanding of how you currently use your time in order to best determine how you really want to spend those hours available within any given day.  You will receive practical management methods, skills and techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, managing frequent distractions and interruptions, and prioritizing yourself and your artwork.  Goal setting and action planning are key to time management success.  - See more at: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=546#sthash.n1765A9t.dpuf
ime Management for Artists is designed to help you recognize and perhaps reconsider your personal concept of time.  During this workshop you will gain a clear understanding of how you currently use your time in order to best determine how you really want to spend those hours available within any given day.  You will receive practical management methods, skills and techniques for identifying key time wasters, setting boundaries, managing frequent distractions and interruptions, and prioritizing yourself and your artwork.  Goal setting and action planning are key to time management success.  - See more at: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=546#sthash.n1765A9t.dpufWorkshop will be led by Beth Pickens on May 13 & May 20.

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The Business of Art: Entrepreneurial Training for Artists- LA  

CCI’s signature program, the Business of Art, is designed to enhance the business skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs. As a Business of Art student, you will learn key skills that will provide you with the knowledge and resources to help advance your art career, develop your ideas, and increase your financial independence. Business of Art workshop sessions are taught by arts and business leaders with both commercial and nonprofit experience. Over eight workshops, you will learn key concepts involved in goal-setting, marketing and self-promotion, money management, legal issues, strategic planning and project financing. Sessions begin September 16th.  

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