Foundation / Corporation
California Institute of Contemporary Arts (CICA)
Grants 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#: 177519
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.
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.
Tentative schedule for the next CICA board meetings: February 19-20 in Temecula, California
Deadline for submissions December 15, 2017.
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 our Mission Statement. You can send in the more detailed budget, supplemental info and links after initial approval.
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.
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