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Upcoming Workshops

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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PPP Forgiveness

On May 13, the SBA released its PPP forgiveness document. This session will break down the forgiveness process in plain English and summarize the newest guidance on maximizing forgiveness. This FREE webinar (third in our PPP series for artists and creative entrepreneurs) will be led by Claire Van Holland (the CV Ledger, Inc.) & Jill James (Sif Industries) on June 4.
 
 
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Nothing is What it Streams: Live Streaming for Performances, Programming and Connecting With Your Community

Individuals and organizations interested in adapting their existing programs to live-streaming will learn what works and what doesn't; the slew of platforms available, their general pros and cons; and why live-streaming in any capacity, regardless of shelter-in-place, is worth investing in. Laying foundations early will provide you with better opportunities to pivot into new and exciting programs to engage your audiences like never before. This webinar with Tasi Alabastro was previously sold out, but new spaces have just been added--sign up today!
 
 
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How to Communicate in White People: A New Approach to Writing Artist Grants

Grantwriting is an activity charged by race, class, sex, and gender. Understanding that the grants typically afforded to artists usually require multiple cultural competencies, this workshop will deconstruct application questions and demystify what artists are being asked to perform on the page. This webinar with Evan Kleekamp is sold out/waitlist only.
 
 

Archived Webinars

 
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PPP... Now What??

As a follow-up to 3 Ways to Protect Your Art Business NOW, Claire Van Holland and Jill James revisit one aspect of the federal CARES Stimulus Expansion Act meant to help small businesses and sole-proprietors stay afloat during the economic crisis--the Paycheck Protection Program (or PPP). Whether you received PPP funds or not, you'll get tips on how to proceed. Recorded on May 14, 2020. Video recording and slides available.
 

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3 Ways to Protect Your Art Business NOW

How the CARES Stimulus Expansion Act (and other resources) can help artists, sole proprietors, cultural anchors, and creative entrepreneurs stay afloat during the economic crisis. A webinar with Claire Van Holland (the CV Ledger, Inc.) & Jill James (SIF Industries) from April 9, 2020. Video recording and slides available.
 
 
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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.

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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.

 
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East Bay/Oakland Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts

Artists, teaching artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts workers living in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are eligible for up to $2K in grants. Fund aims to support those in historically underserved communities who are financially vulnerable due to this economic crisis. Apply by June 5, 5pm 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.