CCI Quick Grant 2015 (support)

On September 14th, 2015, I was the recipient of a Creative Capacity Fund (CCF) Quick Grant Program administered through CCI (The Center for Cultural Innovation) to attend artist business development workshops through Creative Capital and the Los Angeles branch of CCI.

Founded in 2001, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)’s mission is to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. This was the 2nd CCI Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant I received for professional development. The CCI workshops were:

  • ‘Selling Your Art, Selling Yourself, and How to Feel Comfortable Doing Both’
  •  ‘Where Did the Time go? Time Management for Artists’ workshop


Creative Capital Foundation is a New York-based, national non-profit which provides grants and advisory services to artist. The Creative Capital Workshops were:

  • Values-Based Goal Setting, Susan Koblin Schear
  • Effective Negotiation for Artists, Kirby Tepper
  • Web Site, Blog & Email Essentials, Sue Schaffner
  • Creating a Marketing Strategy, Dread Scott
  • Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, Brian Tate
  • Art Business Management, Byron Au Yong
  • Producing & Funding Your Community Engagement Campaign, Stephanie Bleyer
  • How to Approach & Engage with the Gatekeepers of the Art World, Sharon Louden