Investing in Artists supports diverse, Bay Area working artists who are developing new work in the performing or media arts that pushes the envelope of their creative process, explores new artistic collaborations, and/or supports artistic growth and experimentation that extends the boundaries of their art-making.
The Investing in Artists grants program was established by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) in 2007 to enhance the working lives of, and strengthen the creative support system for, California artists working in all disciplines. Since that time, with the support of The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI has awarded over $2 million to 290 diverse artists working in various disciplines across the state.
Through the continued support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI is pleased to offer an additional three rounds of funding (2021-2023) for the Investing in Artists program for Bay Area Performing and Media artists.
To be considered for funding, applicants:
The 2022 Investing in Artists guidelines, FAQs, and application preview will be posted by July 6, 2022.
2021 Guidelines (Reference Only)
2021 Frequently Asked Questions (Reference Only)
2021 Application Preview (Reference Only)
2021 Sample Project Budget (Reference Only)
If you have questions about the program or application process, email CCI at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading, "Investing in Artists" or call 213.705.9112. 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.
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2022 PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS
CCI wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their outreach and networking support:
PAST PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Investing in Artists grant program is made possible with support from: