Foundation / Corporation
Surdna Foundation - Creative Industries Incentive Network (CIIN) and Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)
04/05/18 12:00 PM PST
Grants of up to $12,500 to California independent businesses, artists, and nonprofits to support artistic enterprises that will have a positive economic development impact on the City of Los Angeles. Funds are intended to help launch start-ups or expand micro-sized creative enterprises.
Priority consideration will go to enterprises and their projects that will benefit economically disadvantaged communities or geographically underdeveloped neighborhoods.
The outcomes of this program, in priority order, are to:
-Recognize and support revenue-generating creative enterprises;
-Contribute positively to the economic development of the City of Los Angeles; and
-Make a positive social impact on a community that may be defined by a socio-cultural group or a place-based neighborhood of Los Angeles, with priority for economically disadvantaged communities or the thoroughfares of the City’s Great Streets Initiative.
Some examples of types of projects that may be competitive for CEDF support include activities that:
- Improve a façade of an independent design company to attract customers.
- Transition an online art gallery into a bricks-and-mortar establishment.
- Purchase equipment or technology that will expand the business of traditional Oaxacan cooking classes.
- Help a traditional quilt-making community generate revenue.
- Improve a café run by a nonprofit to better serve its neighborhood.
- Hire or train employees.
- Launch a local or social media marketing campaign to attract paying customers.
- Pay for short-term lease of a pop-up venue.
GrantWatch ID#: 153657
In general, CEDF anticipates making 8-9 grants in 2018.
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may request up to $12,500.
The grant period runs from June 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019. Awarded projects must be completed within one year of receipt of funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for the information session: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=658
Apply online: https://ccigrants.cgweb.org/
Lauren Bailey, Managing Director
Telephone: (213) 687-8577
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 401
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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