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The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs’ Creative Industries Incentive Fund (CIIF) provides project support to arts-rooted   commercial  businesses involved in the production or distribution of the arts. Now with matching support from the Surdna Foundation, San Jose's CIIF program is part of the larger Creative Industries Incentive Network (CIIN) program. As a direct result, the maximum award  amount has been increased to support a broader and more ambitious  range of projects. Incentive awards can be provided for creative industries  of all types such as manufacturers, service providers, presenters, and  designers, among others. The CIIF seeks to support projects aimed at  building successful small businesses in San Jose that demonstrate community support,  marketability, growth and economic sustainability.

Application & Guidelines: CLICK HERE 

Application Deadline: 2015 Deadline Ended - TBA 2016

Project Dates: February 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

For general information contact:

Arlene Biala, Arts Program Manager
San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Phone: 408.793.4332 
For information on submitting a grant application contact:
Jayna Swartzman-Brosky
Program Director, Bay Area
Center for Cultural Innovation
Phone: 877.482.0530
For announcements and updates regarding future application cycles, please sign up with the CCI website for program information. 


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