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Upcoming Workshops



Activating Artists: Know Your Rights

Whether protesting with a group, performing acts of civil disobedience, or using the arts to communicate, it is critical that we understand our rights. This workshop will help you understand best practices when confronted by police, potential consequences of civil disobedience actions, and other legal issues surrounding acts of creative public activism. This free presentation by lawyers from Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives and the National Lawyers Guild is hosted by the California African American Museum (CAAM) on February 12.


The Business of Art

CCI’s signature 8-week training program, the Business of Art, is designed to enhance the business skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Learn key concepts in goal-setting, marketing and self-promotion, money management, legal issues, strategic planning and project financing. (Need help with the cost of this workshop? Apply for a Quick Grant by January 15, 2019!)
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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.

Quick Grant Program

Quick Grant Program

The Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the State of California for professional development activities.

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California Art Leaders Investment (CALI) Accelerator Program

CALI Accelerator (formerly Next Gen Arts) grants provide scholarships up to $1,000 to nonprofit arts administrators, with a priority for those whose perspectives are not well represented by the conventional arts and culture field, to practice their leadership vision and voice.