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California Institute of Contemporary Arts (CICA) Grants

Grants to USA Organizations and Artists for
Arts and Culture Projects that Promote Diversity

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Grants generally ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA organizations and artists for projects that promote the arts and inform the public about minorities and respecting diversity. Priority is given to finite projects that have a definite end, as opposed to long-term sustainable projects. Eligible projects are those that promote the mission of the Institute.

The California Institute of Contemporary Arts aspires to:

- Promote the arts through sponsorship of artists and creative programs
- Educate the public about minorities of all kinds
- Assist in preserving the heritage, culture, and religion of minorities
- Inspire research and offer education of different cultures, lifestyles, and sexual orientations

All with an emphasis towards promoting respect and understanding for diversity.

- CICA likes to fund programs that would not be able to happen without that extra boost that the CICA can give it.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177519

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no set limit, but grants generally run $5,000 to $10,000. They could be for a few hundred dollars, or exceed $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is limited to organizations in the U.S. CICA tends to focus giving in the communities where board members reside, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Minneapolis.

Pre-Application Information:

Tentative schedule for the next CICA board meetings:
Tentative next meeting: February 15-18, 2019
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2018

Materials mailed before the meeting (or emailed) should reach CICA at least one month before the meeting.

CICA will read and review the Letters of Inquiry, and will notify you after that if a more robust proposal is needed, which would be due by January 30, 2019 for consideration at the board meeting in February.

Applicants should make an informal "Letter of Inquiry” proposal. There is no deadline, CICA accepts applications throughout the year.

In that proposal, explain the project, what you need funding for, a budget and how this fits with the Mission Statement. You can send in the more detailed budget, supplemental info and links after initial approval. A member of the board will contact you and may ask you for additional information. If you are approved, you will be asked to attend a meeting, or set up a Skype appointment for the next quarterly board meeting.

Please send all material by the deadlines listed above, before the meeting time, so it can be distributed to the entire board.

A member of the board will contact you and may ask you for additional information. If you are approved, you will be asked to attend a meeting, or set up a Skype appointment for the next quarterly board meeting. It may take up to 60 days to respond to any inquiry.

CICA likes to share responsibility with other groups and not be the sole funder of the project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email LOIs to:

CICA Proposal
7177 Chelan Way
Hollywood, CA 90068

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