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Applications accepted May 31 - July 12, 2023. Stay tuned for details!

The City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs’ Creative Industries Incentive Fund (CIIF) provides project support to arts-based commercial businesses involved in the production or distribution of the arts. Incentive awards are for creative industries of all types, such as manufacturers, service providers, presenters, and designers, among others. The CIIF seeks to support projects aimed at building successful small arts businesses in San José by their ability to: Increase community support and marketability; Leverage CIIF funding with other funding support; and Demonstrate growth and financial sustainability. 


Application opens

May 31 at 9 a.m.

Application Workshop

June 7, 12 – 1 p.m. (virtual) Registration link coming soon!

A recording will be available on CCI’s website, along with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.

Application Deadline

July 12 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

Panel Review

Week of August 14

San José Arts Commission meeting – Approval of recommended grantees

September 18


September 19 by 5 p.m.

Period of Support

September 2023 – September 2024


Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!


Email CCI at grants@cciarts.org or call 415.288.0530. For Deaf applicants and those with hearing loss, contact CCI using the California Relay Service—our staff are trained in making and receiving these calls.


To browse profiles of past grantees use the search form here. You can also read the 2020 Grantee Press Release here.


The Creative Industries Incentive Fund is made possible by funding from: