Center for Cultural Innovation
knowledge + networks + financial independence for artists


As part of its efforts to develop new knowledge and tools for artists, CCI periodically conducts and publishes research on the arts sector, and published the book Business of Art: An Artist's Guide to Profitable Self-Employment, now in its 2nd Edition. 

business_art.jpgBusiness of Art: An Artist's Guide to Profitable Self-Employment - Second Edition

Published in January 2012, the 2nd edition of Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment provides you with key knowledge, tools and resources to help you advance your art practice.   This book reflects CCI deep commitment to the artistic community and our belief that knowledge is power.


Moving Arts Leadership Forward_CoverSized.jpgMoving Arts Leadership Forward

(Ono, Emiko E.; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2016, 29 pages)
Authored by Emiko M. Ono and published by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Moving Arts Leadership Forward summarizes the findings of a 2014 reassessment, led by Open Mind Consulting's Michael Courville, of the Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative. A significant partner in the Initiative, CCI managed statewide re-granting programs to support professional development for individuals and innovative organizational practices aimed at strengthening skills of future field leaders.

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Dance ReportThe Evolving State of Dance in Los Angeles

(Oda Homsey, Bonnie. 2014, 29 pages)
Policy brief that is a scan and analysis of Los Angeles dance companies and venues. The task was motivated by the recognition that dance in Los Angeles is underserved in terms of performance opportunities and related funding to support creative growth and operations. Commissioned by the Center for Cultural Innovation with generous support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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publications-LA.jpg Los Angeles: America’s Artist Super City

(Markusen, Ann. 2010, 24 pages)

Policy brief on individual artists in Los Angeles and future policy implications and opportunities, commissioned by Center for Cultural Innovation.

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publications-cep.jpgSan Jose Creative Entrepreneur Project: Artists’ Resource and Space Study

(Markusen, Ann, Anne Gadwa and Pat Shifferd. 2008, 53 pages)

A first-ever study of San Jose individual artists’ needs commissioned by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation.

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publications-nurturing.jpgNurturing California’s Next Generation Arts and Cultural Leaders

(Markusen, Ann, Markusen Economic Research Associates 2011, 37 pages)

A benchmark study on the nonprofit careers of next generation arts and cultural leaders in California, conducted by research economist Ann Markusen, Markusen Economic Research Associates and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Innovation for The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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