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2019

June

Application open for 2019 Investing in Artists grant

The Investing in Artists grants program was established in 2007 to strengthen the creative support system for California artists. Through the continued support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI is pleased to announce the 2019 application round for Bay Area Performing Arts and Media Arts artists is now open! 


SCI Artist-Innovator Fund Webinar Now Available

CCI held a public webinar on May 15 providing an overview of this funding opportunity. The recorded webinar is a still-accessible and newly available resource responding to questions about or anxieties about applying. CCI encourages qualified artists, innovators, makers, and creative entrepreneurs to apply! Watch the webinar on our YouTube channel.

> WATCH HERE

April

Application open for SCI Artist-Innovator Fund

The spinal cord injury (SCI) community is abundant with out-of-the-box thinkers, hackers, problem solvers, and individuals creatively tackling challenges. CCI launches the first ever SCI Artist-Innovator Fund offering artists, innovators, inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs living with spinal cord injury funds for social-impact, creative entrepreneurship projects.

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May

2018 Investing in Tomorrow Recipients Announced

Five artists received up to $8,000 in funds for forward-looking projects that hold promise for re-imagining the Bay Area region’s arts field.

> READ PRESS RELEASE HERE

 February

Call for Papers: Symposium on Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (AEI) Lab is pleased to invite proposals for research papers for its Spring 2020 Symposium. Prospective authors from any discipline and country are encouraged to submit extended abstracts to improve our understanding of the interplay between the arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Submission deadline is February 28, 2019.

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2018

October

2018 Investing in Artists Recipients Announced

Six artists received up to $8,000 in funds for Artistic Innovation projects proposed by performing and media artists to create new work that pushes the envelope of their creative process.

> READ PRESS RELEASE HERE

June

2018 Creative Economic Development Fund Recipients Announced

Nine creative social enterprises were selected to receive up to $12,500 to launch or grow their business in Los Angeles

> READ PRESS RELEASE HERE

May

What We've Learned About Creative Economic Development

CCI's Artists Knowledge Manager Allison Wyper reports out about the first 3 years of the Creative Economic Development Fund supporting arts-based social enterprises in Los Angeles. Give her post a read, then download, share, and discuss!

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April

CCI & IUPUI Designated an NEA Research Lab

Center for Cultural Innovation and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Designated an NEA Research Lab to Better Understand How Artists Fare across Non-Arts Sectors and in New Economies. 

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2017

October

Emergency Resources for Artists

As many in our community are working to recover from wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters, CCI has compiled a list of financial resources available to artists and their families. 

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2017 Investing in Artists Recipients Announced

Six artists received $7,500 in funds for Artistic Innovation projects by performing and media artists to create new work that pushes the envelope of their creative process.

> READ PRESS RELEASE HERE
 

September 

2017 Investing in Tomorrow Recipients Announced

Fourteen enterprises received $7,500 in funds for projects by diverse and up-and-coming leaders at nonprofit or fiscally sponsored arts organizations that have the potential to re-shape the trajectory of California’s nonprofit arts sector in ways that advance intergenerational and multicultural leadership, inclusion and equity, and new sustainability models.

> READ PRESS RELEASE HERE

 

CCI Announces New Program Director, Bay Area

CCI is pleased to announce that Laura Poppiti will be the new Program Director, Bay Area starting September 22, 2017. She will manage CCI’s Bay Area regranting and training programs, including the statewide Creative Capacity Fund, San Jose creative entrepreneur grants, and arts leadership activities. We are excited to have her as part of our team, and we encourage you to say hello!

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June

2017 CEDF Grants Announced

Eight Los Angeles enterprises received $12,500 in funds this year to help launch startup ventures; enable temporary, pop-up activities; and expand micro-sized creative enterprises with five or fewer employees. The Creative Economic Development Fund supports independent creative businesses, self-employed artists or cultural producers, artist collectives, or nonprofit arts organizations with earned income activities that use commercial strategies in pursuit of a social or community impact objective.

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Angie Kim is interviewed at Create-a-thon

CCI President & CEO Angie Kim talks about the value of basic income and why it matters to artists. Interviewed and produced by Universal Income Project on April 16, 2017.

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Report Synthesizing Hoped-for Arts Futures Now Available

CCI's Future Arts Forward convening to envision the future of the arts has been captured in a compelling documentation report by Alexis Frasz. Future Arts Forward was one of the most diverse convenings of the nonprofit arts sector, and the document illuminated how they envision a promising future. If you want to see what emerging leaders and those who have been underrepresented in the arts want for and from the field, we encourage you to read, download, share, and discuss.

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