Applications accepted September 7 - September 28 at 12 pm (Noon) from artists, culture bearers, nonprofit arts workers, and teaching artists who live in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties.
Supports individual artists to create new work in the performing and media arts through grants of $8,250. Apply July 6 - August 17 at Noon.
$5,000 unrestricted grants or individuals and teams of individuals whose bold actions are challenging—and upending—oppressive, unfair, or untenable circumstances in the arts and culture sector.
AmbitioUS allies, staff, and thought partners reflect on building a network for enacting systems change.
Unrestricted grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are available for Bay Area BIPOC-led music teams. The deadline to apply is June 22, 2022 at 12 PM (Noon) PT.
CCI is seeking a full-time Program Associate in our Bay Area office.
CCI is excited to welcome Cate Fox as the new director of its AmbitioUS initiative.
CCI, in partnership with Zoo Labs, is honored to announce the 14 inaugural, music-based business/project grantees.
We’re pleased to announce this year’s eight performing and media arts grantees from Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. (Artists in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties are invited to apply in 2022.)
CALI Catalyst supports 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. Learn about the program's inaugural roster of four grantees and future program updates.
The SCI Artist-Innovator Fund is the first to offer artists, innovators, inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs with spinal cord injury financial capital for social-impact oriented creative entrepreneurship projects. The Fund provided $75,000 in grants of up to $7,500 each to ten individual artist-entrepreneurs with spinal cord injuries who are inspired to innovate by opportunity-based entrepreneurship.
CCI is incredibly proud to launch the CALI Catalyst grant program. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to California artists and arts workers whose changemaking actions are giving underrepresented populations more power and influence.
CCI, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, commissioned a new Urban Institute report that describes the challenges, issues, and possible solutions that would help artists, many of whom are independent contractors, receive important benefits and protections.
President & CEO Angie Kim is in Stanford Social Innovation Review (article can be printed or downloaded from publisher) on the need for people of color to build new equity markets.
Angie Kim shares key areas in which AmbitioUS is planning on taking action, as well as some trend forecasts for the immediate future.
SCI Artist-Innovator Fund offers artists, innovators, inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs living with spinal cord injury funds for social-impact, creative entrepreneurship projects.
Bay Area public media organization, KQED, asked CCI and others about the shortcomings of COVID relief funding and the necessity of long-term support for artists.
CCI announces the six 2020 recipients of the Grant & Loan Fund for Early-Stage Arts, Creative, and Cultural Cooperatives program.
With support from The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, CCI announces the six 2020 grantees of the Investing in Artists program.
Vu Le discusses how the philanthropy sector can better support and invest in BIPOC leaders.
This essay is part of the Ford Foundation's CREATIVE FUTURES, a series of provocations by thinkers across the arts, documentary, and journalism on how to reimagine their sectors.
As part of the Art Funders Forum “REMAKE THE MODEL” virtual charrette series, Angie Kim participated in an interactive conversation on the ways that rising generations of art funders can encourage equity, equality, and solidarity in the arts sector.
Angie Kim shares CCI's learning and recommendations regarding relief funding during the COVID crisis.
Vu Le discusses how the philanthropy sector can better support and invest in BIPOC leaders.
Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. (Threewalls), Angie Kim (CCI), and F. Javier Torres (Surdna Foundation) share how grantmakers can be forward-thinking about support for artist and arts organizations. Presented by Grantmakers in the Arts.
San Francisco-based online publication, The Frisc, asked CCI and others about the future of arts and culture in SF.
This year the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs’ Creative Industries Incentive Fund (CIIF) awarded nine grants to arts-based commercial businesses involved in the production or distribution of the arts.
As 2019 comes to a close, Angie Kim reflects on Year 1 of AmbitioUS. Read this story on Medium.
Watch footage of sessions from the inaugural 2019 AmbitioUS convening that took place in Oakland, California on October 23. Video recordings are available on various topics, such as "The Role of Culture in Societal Transformation" and "Innovations in Capital Support."
With support from The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) announces the six new grantees of the Investing in Artists program.
Read "I Went Looking for Artists in the Inclusive Economy, and They Were Already There" by Angie Kim, President & CEO of CCI, in the second in a series of essays on what we're learning through the AmbitioUS initiative, now on Medium.
With support from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) announces the ten Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Artist-Innovator Fund grantees’ funded projects.
Angie Kim, President & CEO of CCI, talks about AmbitioUS and shares her observations and reflections related to this cross-sector, experimental, systems level work: "Alternative Economic Work Is Thriving in the U.S. but Faces Unnatural, Unnecessary Hurdles."
CCI's President & CEO Angie Kim participated in a panel discussion at Hacking Arts 2018 with the MIT Media Lab about the new challenges and opportunities in "Financing Your Artistic Venture." Watch the whole conversation on HowlRound Theatre Common's Youtube channel.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nine creative social enterprises were selected to receive up to $12,500 to launch or grow their business in Los Angeles
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
CCI is pleased to 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!
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.
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.
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.