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INVESTING IN ARTISTS GRANTS PROGRAM

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The Investing in Artists grants program was established by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) in 2007 to enhance the working lives and strengthen the creative support system for California artists working in all disciplines. Since that time, with the support of The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI has awarded over $2 million to 270 diverse artists working in various disciplines across the state.

Through the continued support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI is pleased to offer an additional three rounds of funding (2015-2017) for the Investing in Artists program for Bay Area performing and media artists.

Current Program Information:

Who is eligible to apply:

Beginning in mid-2015, the Investing in Artists grants program will incorporate some important guideline changes. Prospective applicants should read the guidelines (released May 2015) carefully, as they differ from previous rounds, and make note of the following:

  • Investing in Artists grants program will now only fund Performing Arts and Media Arts working artists in 11 Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Cruz;
  • Grants will be accepted under the Artistic Innovation category only for a maximum grant up to $7,500 each; and finally,
  • Beginning in 2015, artist who were previously funded in the Artistic Innovation category will be eligible to re-apply for a new grant after a two-year waiting period (i.e., if you received an Artistic Innovation grant in 2012, you will be eligible to re-apply for this grant beginning this year).


2015: Performing Arts and Media Arts

Guidelines issued: May 4, 2015
Application deadline: July 1, 2015 by 6:00 p.m. PST
Project start date: October 1, 2015

Please check back in May 2015 when the application and guidelines are released. 
 

Past Program Information:

The list below includes all Investing in Artists Grantees in all rounds from the program's beginning in 2007 through 2014.
To browse profiles of past grantees use the search form here. You can also See Past Awards Press Releases.

Past Investing in Artists Grantees: 2007 - 2014

Idris Ackamoor Hilary Goldberg Camilo Ontiveros
Lita Albuquerque Linda Goldstein Knowlton Stas Orlovski
Julie Alland Guillermo Gomez-Pena Julie Orser
Ana Maria Alvarez Rebecca E. Goodman Jennie Ottinger
Travis Andrews Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon Allison Pebworth
Katherine Aoki James Gouldthorpe John-Carlos Perea
Deborah Aschheim Adam Greene Suzan Pitt
Susan Avila Sean Griffin Lionel Popkin
S.A. Bachman Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Maria Porges
Dave Bailey Sherin E. Guirguis Mythili Prakash
Amy Balkin Ruth Gumnit Ted Purves
Marc Bamuthi Joseph David Gurman Genevieve Quick
Lincoln Basaing Julia Kate Haft-Candell Jessica Rath
Tandy Beal Taro Hattori Jennifer Reifsneider
Bonnie Begusch Micol Hebron Isaac Resnikoff
Chris Bell Taraneh Hemami Jerome Reyes
Stephen Berens Dee Hibbert-Jones Favianna Rodriguez
Terry Berlier Sha Sha Higby Ken Roht
Cindy Bernard Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Yuriko Gamo Romer
Guillermo Bert PJ Hirabayashi Jay Rosenblatt
Matt Black Ruth Hodgins Rachel Rosenthal
Jessica Bodner Desiree Holman Philip Ross
Natalie Bookchin Joyce Hsu Richard Ross
George-Ann Bowers Franco Imperial David Rousseve
Alex Braidwood Shinichi Iova-Koga Amelia Rudolph
Maria Breaux Sasha Issac-Young Michael Sakamoto
Sam Breen Mark Izu Irene Sazer
Michelle Brown Lars Jan Joe Scarpa
Kyle M. Bruckmann Margaret Jenkins Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Ellen Bruno Packard Jennings Edward Schocker
Elaine Buckholtz Stanya Kahn Lisa Scola Prosek
James Buckhouse Farrah Karapetian Marcus Shelby
David Burns Larry Karush Nadia Shihab
Heather Bursch Hilja M Keading Leslie Shows
Charya Burt Nancy Keystone Erika Shuch
Lily Cai Carole Kim Susan Silton
Jeff Cain Alonzo King Sheri Simons
Tammy Rae Carland Cheryl Klein Susan Simpson
Melanie Cervantes Larry Kline Gang Situ
Rebecca Chamlee Hirokazu Kosaka James Skuldt
Leilani Chan Olga Koumoundouros Tracey Snelling
Jeff Chang Jo Kreiter Chris Sollars
S. Leo Chiang Alexander Kritselis Mina T. Son
Pandit Chitresh Das Tony Labat Richard Steven Street
Erika Chong Shuch Suzanne Lacy Kim Stringfellow
Sarah Christianson Nick Lally May Sun
Joshua Churchill John Jota Leanos Sri Susilowati
Adriane Colburn Ledoh Johnny Symons
Marion Coleman Cherylene Lee David Szlasa
Claude Collins-Stracensky Gordon Lee Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Scott Constable Ali Liebegott Marilee Talkington
Lia Cook Deann B. Liem Michelle B Tea
Erin Cosgrove Candice C. Lin Mei Ann Teo
Eileen Cowin Janis Crystal Lipzin Keith Terry
Patsy Cox Hugh Livingston Weston Teruya
Camilo Cruz Alison Lowell Diana Thater
Krysten Cunningham Rebecca Lowry Hank Willis Thomas
Beatriz da Costa Loren Mach Kristine Thompson
Gamo Da Paz Agustin Maes Chris Thorson
Sara Daleiden David Maisel Bruce Tomb
Binh Danh Victoria Marks Clarissa Tossin
Sandra de la Loza T. Kelly Mason Wu Tsang
Sergio De La Torre Emily Mast Burlee Vang
Brian Dempster Daniel McCormick Jose Vences
Nara Denning Elizabeth McKenzie Wayne Vitale
Stephen Dick Julia Meltzer Lizette Wanzer
Dino Dinco Nina Menkes David Washburn
Arthur Dong Blaine Merker Robert Wechsler
Lara Downes Kompiang Metri-Davies Wang Wei
Paul Dresher Nobuko Miyamoto Scott Wells
Peter Esmonde Susan Mogul Arisa White
Patricia Fernandez Patricia Montgomery David Wilson
Mark Flores Richard Montoya May Wilson
Paul Flores Juan Morales Sarah Wilson
William Fontana Amitis Motevalli Gordon Winiemko
Austin Forbord Michael Namkung Jenifer K. Wofford
Broderick B. Fox Jude Narita Kristina Wong
Amy Franceschini José Navarrete Theresa Wong
Andrew Freeman Viet Nguyen Brenda Wong Aoki
Ellen Fullman Kelly Nipper Christine Wong Yap
Guillermo Galindo Danial Nord Michiko Yao
Geoff Gallegos Ruben Ochoa Rene Yung
Bia Gayotto Alison O'Daniel Pamela Z
Janie Geiser Naoyuki Oguri Jody Zellen
Bill Geisinger Scott Oliver Natalie Zimmerman
Erika Gentry Michele OMarah  
Liz Glynn Pat O'Neill  

 

 


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