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Upcoming Workshops



Activating Artists: Civic Engagement Through Your Art

"Bureaucracy artist" Camilo Cruz and poet/facilitator Elisabeth Nails lead this free workshop for artists who wish to use their creative practice in service of social and criminal justice. Attendees will learn about current alternative sentencing options, and weigh in on how the City of Los Angeles might utilize art as a viable tool for prosecutorial innovation via alternative sentencing, crime prevention, and restorative justice. 


Small Business Loan Options for Creative Entrepreneurs

Artists and creative entrepreneurs often struggle to obtain traditional business loans due to high debt, low profit margins, and other factors common to creative lives. But there are options out there that may be right for you! CDC Small Business Finance will give you the lay of the land and help you understand small business loan options for new and non-traditional businesses. 


Financial Literacy and Money Consciousness for Artists

The City of San Jose - Office of Cultural Affairs hosts a free workshop to help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their money management concerns. Yesenia Sanchez will help participants understand general financial terminology as it relates to their art practice and personal finances.


Planning for Your Future as an Arts Worker

Employment in an unconventional field can make planning for your future feel more challenging. Daniel Kerr and Jamie Haarmeyer of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors will cover specific financial planning strategies for artists with unique cash flow and benefits.
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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 Creative Capacity Fund's Quick Grant Program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area for professional development activities.

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California Art Leaders Investment (CALI) Program

CCI is please to announce our continued commitment to arts leaders in California. CALI (formerly Next Gen Arts Grants) provides scholarship up to $1,000 to nonprofit arts administrators to advance their professional skills and showcase their leadership capacity.