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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Angie Kim

CCI's new President and CEO

The Center for Cultural Innovation is pleased to announce that Angie Kim is our new President and CEO as of August, 2015. She recently served as the Interim President and CEO, and previously was a board member from 2009–2014. For a full description, please click below.

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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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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. 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. 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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The Art of Negotiation: Making Better Deals - SF 

Are you uncomfortable putting a financial value on your work and talking with clients, vendors and suppliers? This two-part workshop will give you tools and tactics to use when negotiating for yourself. You’ll explore various methods and tactics through interactive exercises and role-plays where you’ll learn what, when, how, and with whom to negotiate. 

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Social Media Strategies - SF 

In 2015, social media needs to be an element of every artist's toolkit for promotion and fundraising – but by golly, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to represent oneself on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr! This workshop will show you effective techniques to promote you and your work. 

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Grantwriting Basics for Individual Artists - SF

Now, more than ever, artists are looking for grant opportunities to support their artistic endeavors. Writing your first grant proposal can be a daunting experience and there are few resources for individual artists when it comes to grantwriting. By breaking down local individual artist applications into manageable components, this 3-hour workshop will improve your overall ability to write grants and help you to create skeleton language you’ll be able to adapt to any grant proposal. 

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