Posts Tagged ‘grants’

New Funding Opportunity for Emerging Arts Leaders in California

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the Next Gen Arts Initiative, which will provide professional development grants up to $1,000 to emerging arts administrators in California through the Center for Cultural Innovation’s Creative Capacity Fund, along with other program activities.

California arts administrators between the ages of 18 and 35 who are currently employed by a nonprofit arts organization may be eligible to apply for these new grant resources by registering online and completing a profile questionnaire by July 31, 2010. Please help us by sharing this post with  appropriate members of your staff. A link to that survey is provided here:

We would appreciate any help that you can give us in promoting the online registry and profile questionnaire to emerging arts leaders in California. The information collected from individual employees will be treated strictly confidentially, but we look forward to sharing a summary of findings more broadly with the arts field.

For further information about CCI’s Creative Capacity Fund and the Next Gen Arts Initiative, please visit:

creative work fund invites visual & performing artists

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Creative Work Fund now invites letters of inquiry for projects featuring performing artists or visual artists. Collaborating artists must reside and organizations must be based in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus. This is the first time that San Benito and Santa Clara artists and organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2009.

Their Web site offers information for applicants and grantees and a full list of application workshops. The East Bay Community Foundation just alerted Alameda and Contra Costa of these two:

  • Friday, September 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
    James Irvine Foundation Conference Center
    De Domenico Building
    353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (near the 12th Street BART Station)
  • Sunday, September 13, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Moving Arts Dance
    1281-C Franquette Avenue (near the Sun Valley Shopping Center)

Check the full schedule  and sign up at