Grants Opportunity for California Artists from The Center for Cultural Innovation CCI

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The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Forms for Round II of the Investing in Artists grants program are now available for download at: www.cciarts.org/funding.
Applications for Round II must be received in CCI’s
San Francisco office on January 11, 2008.The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently, and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences. To support those aims, Investing in Artists provides grants in two categories: 1) Artistic Equipment & Tools; and 2) Presenting & Marketing Work.

Response to Round I of the Investing in Artists grants program was extremely encouraging, but we know that there are still many artists in California that we have yet to reach. Please help us in spreading the word about this unique funding opportunity by forwarding this email to artists in your networks. In addition, a representative from CCI will be traveling throughout the state to present an informational workshop on the Investing in Artists program. The current schedule includes the following workshops, additional details can be found at www.cciarts.org/workshops:

• Ventura: November 26, 2007 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Ventura City Hall

• San Bernardino: November 27, 2007 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the San Bernardino County Offices

• Riverside: November 27, 2007 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Cesar Chavez Community Center

• Los Angeles: November 28, 2007 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

• San Diego: November 29, 2007 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Balboa Park Club

• San Jose: December 3, 2007 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Hoover Community Center

• Oakland: December 4, 2007 from 5:30 -7:00 pm at Oakland City Hall

• Fresno: December 7, 2007 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Fresno City Hall

• Arcata: December 14, 2007 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Seventh Generation Fund Offices

If you have any questions about the Center for Cultural Innovation or the Investing in Artists program, please contact:
Emily Sevier
Programs Manager
(800) 418-1671 (toll-free number)
Or by email at grants@cciarts.org.

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