Creative Capacity Fund was launched in 2009 by a consortium of California arts funders to strengthen the work of artists and arts administrators by improving access to information and professional development resources. The Creative Capacity Fund strengthens the support system for California artists and arts administrators by providing professional development grants for individual artists and organizations.
The Quick Grant program provides reimbursement funds to nonprofit organizations and individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and to work with consultants and coaches to build administrative and business skills and strengthen the economic sustainability of an organization or arts practice.
UPDATES: Note regarding Los Angeles County--As of May 16, 2018, CCI will no longer support proposals to work one-on-one with consultants, and Los Angeles County applicants should only apply to attend group workshops or conferences. If applicants and a personal consultant wish to work together, please submit your learning topic to the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs via the email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be considered as an opportunity which the DCA may support and host as a small group workshop for 5-10 artists.
As of May 16, 2017 the geography for Bay Area has changed. Please see current guidelines for eligibility.
Upcoming Application Deadline: September 15, 2018 - proposed activity eligible start date is after October 15, 2018
Applications are due on the 15th of the month with a one-month turnaround. Applications received after the 15th of a given month will be reviewed in the following month's application cycle.
CCI Quick Grant Program is made possible in part, by funding from: