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.


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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.


New Funding Opportunity to Boost City of LA Arts & Culture Enterprises

With support from the Surdna Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) have partnered to create the Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF). This year, the partnership will provide $100,000 in grants of up to $12,500 each to independent enterprises, self-employed artists or cultural producers, artist collectives, or nonprofit organizations with earned income activities that use commercial strategies in pursuit of an arts or cultural mission. Learn more about the program by following the link below. 








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.


NextGen Grants





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. 


Quick Grant Program






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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2015 Workshops

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

It's Just Capitalism: Applying for Grants and Maintaining Sanity - LA

In this two-session workshop we will cover an introduction to grant-writing and fundraising for individual artists including dispelling myths, money fears, and belief systems that prevent artists from seeking support. Next, we will learn about the basic components of standard proposals for individual artists. Workshop will be led by Beth Pickens on May 13 & May 20.







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