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.
The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to support diverse working artists in the Bay Area in the performing and media arts, which includes the disciplines of dance, music, musical theatre, opera, theatre, video, film, and animation, to name a few. Applicants representing a wide range of cultural expressions and artistic practices in the performing and media arts are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for funding, applicants:
HOW TO APPLY
The 2021 Investing in Artists application period will open on July 5, 2021 at 9 am PT and close on August 18, 2021 at 12 pm PT. Applications will only be accepted through CCI's Submittable platform.
An informational webinar was hosted by CCI on Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT. The webinar provided an overview of the application, helpful tips, and a live Q & A. A recording of the webinar is available in the APPLICATION LINKS section below.
APPLY NOW (starting on July 5!)
2021 Guidelines (updated June 24, 2021 with new budget instructions!)
2021 Application Preview (updated June 24, 2021 with new budget instructions!)
If you have questions about the program or application process, email CCI at email@example.com with the subject heading, "Investing in Artists" or call 415.288.0530.
PAST PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Investing in Artists grant program is made possible with support from: