Investing in Artists – Round VII Now Available!

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Form for Round VII of the Investing in Artists grants program Visual Arts, Craft, & Literary Arts are now available for download at www.cciarts.org/funding.

The Investing in Artists program was established to enhance the working lives and strengthen the creative support system for California artists working in all disciplines.

The program provides grants in two categories, for:  1) Artistic Equipment and Tools; and 2) Artistic Innovation. The grants program contains significant guideline changes, including a new Artistic Innovation grants category, the rotation of application deadlines according to discipline-specific groupings, and the requirement of online application submissions only. Round VII is designated for Visual Arts, Craft, & Literary Arts applicants only, and the deadline for submission of online applications is January 14, 2011.

Please help us to spread the word about this unique funding opportunity by forwarding this email to artists and arts organizations in your networks.

If you have any questions about the Center for Cultural Innovation or the Investing in Artists program, please contact our grants manager Katy Hilton at (800) 418-1671 or by email at grants@cciarts.org.

Quick Grant Program – Creative Capacity Fund

The Creative Capacity Fund (CCF) is a collaborative funding initiative of the Center for Cultural Innovation and multiple California Arts funders that is designed to strengthen the work of artists and arts administrators by providing them with access to a wide range of professional development and peer learning opportunities in California, and nationally.

Quick Grant Program:

Artists and arts administrators in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles can now apply for funds through the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Program to reimburse the cost of attending workshops and conferences, or working with coaches or mentors, to strengthen their nonprofit management and administrative skills.

The application process is easy, and requests for reimbursement are considered on a monthly basis throughout the year as long as funds are available. Please consult the Guidelines as certain eligibility requirements apply.

Guidelines and application are now available for download at www.creativecapacityfund.org.

If you have any questions about the Quick Grant Program, please contact Nicole McGovern or Jayna Swartzman at (877) 482-0530 or by email at ccf@cciarts.org.

NextGen Arts Program

The NextGen Arts Program is now offering two grant programs: 1) Professional Development Grants to individual emerging arts leaders; and 2) Innovation Grants to arts organizations to support their emerging arts leadership.

NextGen Arts Professional Development Grants provide up to $1,000 to emerging arts leaders throughout California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences locally and nationally, or to work with consultants and coaches to build the administrative skills needed to lead the nonprofit arts sector of tomorrow.

NextGen Arts Innovation Grants provide up to $10,000 to arts organizations to explore new policies and innovative practices that will sustain their next generation leaders.

Guidelines and application are now available for download at www.creativecapacityfund.org.

If you have any questions about the NextGen Arts Program, please contact Nicole McGovern or Jayna Swartzman at (877) 482-0530 or by email at ccf@cciarts.org.

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