California Arts Council

State of California
 

Grant Detail

Creative Work Fund
Creative Work Fund

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.

In August 2017, the Fund will award approximately $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborating literary or traditional artists. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000. Projects are expected to be completed within two or three years, but those of longer duration will be considered.

The Fund seeks

  • Projects in which the creation of an artwork is central
  • Projects in which the artist functions primarily as an artist, not as a teacher, an art therapist, or in another capacity
  • Projects in which an active, authentic working partnership between the artist or artists and the organization is central to the work’s development
  • Projects that engage the organization’s constituents in the artist’s work
  • Projects that draw upon artists’ creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Projects through which the making of art can strengthen a community, draw attention to an important issue, or engage audiences in new ways
  • Projects that challenge artistic imagination and organizational thinking
  • Projects that will be presented in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma County
  • Projects that designate at least two-thirds of the grant funds to the principal artists and their direct expenses for creating the work.
Click here to learn how to apply.

The next deadline for letters of inquiry is December 2, 2016.


Contact: Frances Phillips
Phone: 415.402.2793
Email: info@creativeworkfund.org
Website:
Grant link: http://creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines
Deadline: 12-02-2016

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