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The Quick Grant program supports artists and arts organizations' financial sustainability through professional development support.

The Quick Grant program awards reimbursement funds up to $600 to California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers, and San Francisco/San Jose nonprofit arts administrators to participate in professional development activities that build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the financial sustainability of the grantee’s practice, area of cultural production, or arts organization.

Who Can Apply

  • California artists, creatives, cultural practitioners, and cultural producers; and
  • San Francisco and San José nonprofit arts organization staff

Eligible Activities

  • Professional development activities that build administrative capacity, hone business skills, and strengthen the financial sustainability of the grantee’s practice, area of cultural production, or arts organization.
  • Activities must begin after application notification. For example, for the upcoming May 15, 2022 deadline, the proposed activity must start on or after June 16, 2022.
  • Examples include (but aren’t limited to):

o Conferences, convenings, festivals
o Business trainings or workshops
o Platform memberships
o One-on-one work with consultants, coaches, and mentors including request to bring your practice or programming online*

*Due to limited resources, requests by Los Angeles County applicants to work one-on-one with a consultant are extremely competitive. Priority will instead go to Los Angeles County applicants who propose group activities such as public workshops, conferences, and trainings.)

Ineligible Activities

  • Activities focused on artistic development, presentation, or art teaching methods/techniques
  • Requests to support overhead, general operating expenses, or lost income
  • Activities that have already taken place or that will occur before application notifications are sent

How to Apply

Upcoming Application Deadline: June 15, 2022 - proposed activity eligible start date is on or after July 16, 2022

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. 

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Please review the program guidelines and FAQs for additional information before applying!

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Questions & Support

CCI staff are here to help! Please email us at quickgrant@cciarts.org or call 415.288.0530 for assistance.

To learn more about Quick Grant, watch our May 2022 webinar which provided an overview of grants and trainings available to arts and culture workers in California, including CALI Catalyst Grants, Quick Grants, and The Business of Art boot camp and workbook.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Quick Grant program is made possible with support from:

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