Center for Cultural Innovation

For California Arts Leadership Now

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/24/2017
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing and skill building, and provides financial resources for innovative projects that improve the practices, policies, and systems of support for artists and the arts sector. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Center for Cultural Innovation has worked in close partnership with the Performing Arts Program since 2009 to develop and implement its arts leadership strategy. After a two-year period of experimentation led by the Hewlett Foundation, this grant in support of California Arts Leadership Now (CAL-Now), will transition the learning agenda and administration of a statewide network of arts leadership organizations from the Hewlett Foundation to the Center for Cultural Innovation.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.cciarts.org 
Address
244 South San Pedro St, Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA, 90012-3860, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for the AmbitioUS national initiative  
Center for Cultural Innovation is a California-based arts service organization that promotes knowledge sharing and skill building. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the organization provides monetary grants, technical assistance, and research capacity for innovative projects that improve the practices, policies, and systems of support for artists and the arts sector. This grant supports AmbitioUS, an initiative to incubate new systems for arts and culture by investing in trailblazers, incentivizing the development of artist-owned enterprises, disseminating information about artists and new economy activities, and building a network of artist-influenced new economy participants. This grant advances the Infrastructure component of the Performing Arts Program’s strategic framework.
for a regranting program for individual performing artists in the Bay Area  
The Center for Cultural Innovation, based in Los Angeles with a satellite office in San Francisco, promotes knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs. To do this, it gives business training, grants, and loans to artists in the field and also incubates innovative projects that can offer them new program knowledge, tools, and practices. A grant to the Center would support regranting to Bay Area performing and media artists as part of its Investing in Artists grants program and also build a working cash reserve for its Creative Capacity Quick Grant program, which reimburses artists and administrators for workshops, conferences, and technical assistance fees.
for the East Bay Individuals in the Arts Relief Fund  
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individuals in the arts. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Center for Cultural Innovation works in close partnership with public and private funders to develop and disseminate research, host convenings, and provide programs that facilitate financial freedom for artists and cultural communities. This grant is will support a relief fund for financially vulnerable artists residing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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