Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Knowledge is Power


CCI provides entrepreneurial training for individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enhance their business knowledge and career prospects as working artists. CCI's signature training program - the "Business of Art" - has been presented to artists in Los Angeles and throughout California since 2002.

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CCI also partners with local foundations and communities throughout California to create and deliver customized training programs designed to meet the needs of their individual artist communities.


CCI’s low-cost workshop offerings include the signature 8-week Business of Art series, the Business of Art Bootcamp, and a variety of subject-specific courses on topics including grant writing, marketing, social media, tax tips, and time management.

Business of Art Publication

Now Available: The all-new 2nd edition of CCI’s ground-breaking resource guide: The Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment.



LA Theatre Town Hall Recap

On Monday, August 22nd, LA STAGE Alliance convened over 240 attendees to discuss Actor Equity’s impending changes to the 99-seat plan with actors, producers, and other professionals. CCI is happy to have helped bring together LA theatre community members for an informative discussion of what’s to come, and how best to keep our community thriving.  You can watch the full video here.

2016 Dance Assembly

On May 21, 2016, participants gathered for a discussion on the changes to LA's dance landscape including perspectives on diversity, access, and equality. Through our panel conversation and Community Talks discussion, participants were able to examine issues, brainstorm ideas, and gain perspective on the evolving state of dance in Los Angeles. Summary notes from the discussion in addition to a resource list may be accessed here.

CCI Workshops are made possible in part by grants from:

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