Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact



CCI understands that artists working in all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, need direct support to develop their creative practice. For this reason, we constantly evolve, research, and refine our programs and forge beneficial partnerships that allow us to quickly address new developments and provide artists with support in areas where other funding sources may be limited.



CALI Catalyst
Unrestricted grants of up to $5,000 to California changemakers whose bold actions are shifting the arts and culture sector in ways that give underrepresented populations—Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities—more power and influence.

2021 Deadlines: July 15, September 15, November 15


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Quick Grant
Professional development grants for Bay Area arts organizations and individual artists throughout the state of California.

Ongoing Deadline: 15th of every month



Investing in Artists
Supporting individual artists working in the Bay Area.

2021 Application Period: July 5 - August 18

For more information, click here.

If you would like to browse the artists who have received Investing in Artists grants in the past, please use the search form here.

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Zoo Labs
Unrestricted grants in support of Bay Area BIPOC and BIPOC-led artist teams with a music-based project or business.

2021 Application Period: July 5 - August 26

For more information, click here.


Check back for updates on the following programs:

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SCI Artist-Innovator Fund
Supporting individual artist-entrepreneurs with spinal cord injuries who are inspired to innovate by opportunity-based entrepreneurship.
The 2021 application cycle is closed.
For more information, click here.
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Creative Industries Incentive Fund
Supporting arts-based commercial businesses involved in the production or distribution of the arts in San José, California.

The 2020 cycle is closed. Check back in summer 2021 for updates!

For more information, click here.


Grant & Loan Fund for Early-Stage Arts, Creative, and Cultural Cooperatives
Supporting early-stage creative sector cooperatives in the U.S. & territories with early seed capital and technical assistance.

The 2020 cycle is closed. 

For more information, click here.

CCI Funding Programs are made possible in part by grants from:

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