Grants, Commissions, and Call for Entries

Grants, Commissions, and Call for Entries

Southern Exposure is happy to share upcoming grant opportunities for Bay Area Visual Artists:

1.Investing in Artists Round VI (Performing Arts and Media Arts) Grant Guidelines Now Available from The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)

DUE: JULY 9, 2010

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Form for Round VI of the Investing in Artists grants program for Performing Arts and Media Arts are now available for download at

The Investing in Artists program was established to enhance the working lives and strengthen the creative support system for California artists working in all disciplines. The program provides grants in two categories, for: 1) Artistic Equipment and Tools; and 2) Artistic Innovation. The grants program contains significant guideline changes, including a new Artistic Innovation grants category, the rotation of application deadlines according to discipline-specific groupings, and the requirement of online application submissions only. Round VI is designated for Performing Arts and Media Arts applicants only, and the deadline for submission of online applications is July 9, 2010.

Please help us to spread the word about this unique funding opportunity by forwarding this email to artists and arts organizations in your networks. In addition, CCI will be hosting a series of informational webinars and in-person sessions on the Investing in Artists program, free of charge. Webinars will be offered at the following dates and times:

Monday, May 24th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, May 27th from 6:30pm -7:30pm
Saturday, June 12th from 10:00am -11:00am
Monday, June 21st from 12:00pm -1:00pm

The informational in-person sessions will be offered in the following cites, Los Angles, San Diego, and San Francisco and will be offered at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, May 25th from 5:30pm -7:30pm - San Diego, at The San Diego Foundation, 2508 Historic Decatur Road, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92106
Wednesday, May 26th from 7:00pm -8:30pm - Los Angeles, at the Japanese Community Cultural Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Garden Room, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday, June 3rd from 1:30pm - 3:00pm - San Francisco, at A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater), 30 Grant Ave. 7th floor, Room 7A, San Francisco, CA 94108

To register please visit the CCI website at:

If you have any questions about the Center for Cultural Innovation or the Investing in Artists program, please contact our grants manager Katy Hilton at (800) 418-1671 or by email at [email protected].


3. Individual Artist Commissions (IAC) in Visual, Literary, and Media Arts

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION, Cultural Equity Initiatives (CEI)


Deadline: July 29, 2010
Deadline for Narrative Drafts (optional): June 30, 2010
Email draft narratives to [email protected]

Grants of up to $10,000 to individual artists living and working in San Francisco, to stimulate the creation and presentation of high-quality works of art throughout the city’s neighborhoods.

The program considers proposals for projects in alternating disciplines each year.