The following principles guide CCI's decision-making and priorities:
CCI acts as a conduit for resources and opportunities to benefit artists directly. Our strategies and activities are governed by the following principles:
- Inclusiveness and Diversity: CCI is committed to inclusion as the diversity of artists and their practices contribute to richly textured and meaningful human experience. These values infuse the types of services we offer, the openness of our guidelines, and our outreach efforts.
- Egalitarian: CCI is a keystone entity in the support structure for individual artists. In this role, CCI believes in providing opportunities to all types of artists, creative entrepreneurs, cultural producers, independent designers, and arts workers, without privileging any one kind of artistic practice over another.
- Knowledge and Creativity: CCI combines empirically based knowledge with creative strategies to serve artists’ needs. These principles infuse our partnerships and the design of all our programs, and are what compels CCI’s commissioning of primary research and the incubation of innovative approaches to supporting artists.
- Community and Partnerships: CCI cannot accomplish our mission alone. We prioritize partnerships based on sound knowledge, creativity, and a spirit of collaboration to generate products and services that achieve a myriad of outcomes spanning improved resources for artists to building a community of supporters for artists and their impacts.