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 2014 Visual Art, Craft & Literary Arts Grantees Announced

The Center for Cultural Innovation is pleased to announce the twenty-three California artists who are recipients of the Investing in Artists 2014 Visual Art, Craft & Literary Arts Round. Twelve artists were awarded grants in the Artistic Equipment & Tools category and eleven artists were awarded grants in the Artistic Innovation category. 



Guidelines Released for CIIF Round Three

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs’ Creative Industries Incentive Fund (CIIF) provides project support to arts-based commercial businesses involved in the production or distribution of the arts. With matching support from the Surdna Foundation, Incentive awards can be provided for creative industries of all types such as manufacturers, service providers, presenters, and designers, among others. 


New Blog Features Empire 7 Studios

CCI has redesigned and re-launched it's blog which will feature the career stories of artists and art professionals in the field. Check out our latest contribution from Juan Carlos Arujo of Empire 7 Studios in San Jose! 






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.



Click here to learn about the Creative Capacity Fund.



Congrats to our Fall 2014 Business of Art Graduates! 

We had a great group of artists complete our Fall Business of Art Workshop Series on October 15. Congrats to this group of illustrators, musicians, educators, dancers, composers, painters & sculptors on taking their art businesses to the next level! If you're interested in taking the Business of Art Workshop Series sign up for our email list to be the first to get the dates for the coming Spring 2015 series!


Professional Development Workshops for Artists

Our Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule for Los Angeles and San Francisco is coming soon! Workshops on Tax Tips, Social Media Strategies and our signature 8-week Business of Art series are just a few of the things we have in the works!

Follow us on social media or sign up for our email list using the links at the bottom of the page so you'll be the first to see our full schedule of Professional Development workshops tailored specifically to artists and the unique challenges faced in artistic careers. 




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