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EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & FREELANCERS
CCI continues to update our list of emergency resources and relief funds available to artists and freelancers. Browse currently-open COVID-specific funds and informational resources (including CARES Act/PPP information), as well as ongoing support opportunities for those facing disasters and emergencies more generally.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.