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CCI Response to COVID-19

CCI is carefully monitoring the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommended practices prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to take every precaution to prioritize community well-being. At this time, we are temporarily postponing our in-person workshops in favor of live and recorded webinars. 

Please do not hesitate to email us at  if you have questions about participating in our programs.


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In-Common: To Exchange, To Survive, and To Sustain

CCI's 2020 Online Convening takes place September 26 and will include plenary conversations, breakout discussions, and virtual networking. This program is now sold out.

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Business of Art: Entrepreneurial Training for Artists

This 8-week online bootcamp is designed to enhance the business skills of artists and creative entrepreneurs. This program is now sold out.
 

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Sweet Essentials: $$$ Talks, Value Walks

Join us as we invite sweetness into our relationship with money and explore how to work within / beyond limits of industry standards. Presented on Saturday, Oct 10, by Honey & Smoke, Zeal, and Ilèkùn Wa. Sponsored by CCI & Placeholder Press. 


Archived Webinars

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CARES Act Series on YouTube

Led by Jill James (SiF Industries) and Claire Van Holland (the CV Ledger, Inc.), these webinars from April-June 2020 walk artists and creative small business owners through the PPP, EIDL, and other aspects of the CARES Act, and provide ideas for keeping your business afloat during the pandemic. (Check the video descriptions for links to slides and other resources.) 
 
 
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Negotiating the Unexpected

Tips for handling contracts and obligations, maintaining relationships, and keeping your art business afloat during the COVID crisis. A webinar with art lawyers Jon Tobin (Counsel for Creators) and Sarah Conley Odenkirk (ArtConverge) recorded April 21, 2020. Video recording available.
 

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Technology and Art Business: From Blockchain to Smart Contracts

In 1-hour, this video provides an overview of emerging technologies including cryptocurrency, blockchain, fractionalized interests, and smart contracts in an art business context. This webinar was led by art lawyer Sarah Conley Odenkirk (ArtConverge) on December 4, 2019.
 
Find Funding

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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. Apply by the 15th of each month.

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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. Apply by the 15th of each month.

 

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City of San José Coronavirus Relief Fund: Artists

Grants up to $2,000 to help mitigate COVID-19 related financial impacts suffered by individual artists and sole proprietor arts businesses. Apply by September 29, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT.

 

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Grant & Loan Fund for Early-Stage Arts, Creative, and Cultural Cooperatives

The Grant & Loan Fund will provide general operating support grants of up to $25,000 each to five creative-industry cooperative enterprises. Apply by October 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm PT. 

 
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Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits

This program offers grants up to $3,000 for individual artists and grants up to $20,000 for arts nonprofits. Apply by October 9 at 1:00 pm PDT.


Publications

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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.