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.



Investing in Artists 2014 Performing and Media Arts Round Grantees Announced

Twenty-four California artists were announced as recipients of Investing in Artists 2014 Performing and Media Arts round grants.


ARC 2014 Second Quarter Round Open to All Los Angeles County Artists

The ARC grant program's 2014 Second Quarter round of funding - its final round - is open to all eligible artists in L.A. County, including those who have received ARC funding in the past. Applications are due Thursday, May 1, 2014 by 6:00pm.


ARC 2014 First Quarter Round Grantees Announced

Eleven Los Angeles County artists were announced as recipients of ARC 2014 First Quarter Round grants.


Investing in Artists 2013
Visual Arts, Craft and Literary Arts Round Grantees Announced

Twelve recipients in the Artistic Equipment & Tools category and eleven recipients in the Artistic Innovation category of the Investing in Artists 2013 Visual Arts, Craft and Literary Arts round of funding were announced on September 25, 2013.






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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Click here to learn about the Creative Capacity Fund.



Professional Development Workshops for Artists

Creating Professional Dance Samples for Grants, Marketing, and Presenters (New!)
May 8, 2014

CCI's first dance-specific workshop will help performers develop best practices to produce work samples that make an impression. The workshop is taught by three leading performing arts professionals, who will offer real world perspectives on what makes certain work samples stand out.


The Business of Music (New!)
June 21-22, 2014

CCI and the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) present a new boot-camp workshop designed to focus on the unique needs and challenges of working musicians. Modeled on CCI's signature Business of Artseries, this two-day workshop will bring musicians and industry experts together to explain the tools and considerations crucial to entrepreneurial success and independence in today’s music marketplace.


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