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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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! 


ARC 2014 Final Round Grantees Announced

The Center for Cultural Innovation is pleased to announce the fourteen Los Angeles County artists who are recipients of the final round of the Artists' Resource for Completion (ARC) Grants. 


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.





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.



Professional Development Workshops for Artists

New Fall Workshops! 

Ready to take your arts business to the next level? Check out our Fall Workshops for LA and San Francisco below, sign up, and start getting the business and management skills you need to grow in your artistic career!

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The Business of Art - Los Angeles
Begins September 17

CCI’s signature program, the Business of Art™, is specifically 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. Over five weeks, you will learn key concepts involved in goal-setting, marketing and self-promotion, money management, legal issues, strategic planning and project financing. 

> Learn More and Register Here!


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