Center for Cultural Innovation

For The Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative

  • Amount
    $750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2015
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Center for Cultural Innovation, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, works across California to promote knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs. Since 2009 the organization has effectively partnered with the Performing Arts Program to strengthen arts leadership. Renewed funding will enable the organization to provide professional and leadership development scholarships to individuals, make grants to organizations to advance promising staff, and produce a statewide convening that provides practical visioning about the future of arts leadership.
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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