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Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, networking opportunities, and incubating innovative projects to create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field.
Center for Hmong Arts & Talent
St. Paul, MN
The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) grew out of Pom Siab Hmoob Theatre (PSHT), the first Hmong theatre company in the world. In 1998, PSHT organizers decided to expand their focus beyond theater arts in order to serve more artists in the Hmong community. PSHT changed its name to CHAT and expanded its reach into multiple disciplines – making it the first Hmong arts organization in the United States.
Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Portland, OR
The Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) is a field-building resource that aims to make visible the power of the arts to demonstrably increase civic capacity. CPCP collaborates with artists and community/municipal organizations to develop best practice frameworks for innovative engagement and cross-sector partnership activity with a focus on field-to-field translation, collaboration and co-design skills.
Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education
Bakersville, NC
Help in creating sustainable, participatory arts organizations in small and rural communities.
Center for Rural Strategies
Whitesburg, KY
The Center for Rural Strategies is a public-spirited communications organization that seeks to improve rural life by increasing public understanding about the importance and value of rural communities. Our goals are to use media strategically to reframe the broad public discourse that defines rural communities, and to create an environment in which positive changes can occur. The Center for Rural Strategies helps communities and nonprofit organizations incorporate media and communications into their work in support of strategic goals.
Center for the Study of Art and Community
Bainbridge Island, WA
The Center for the Study of Art & Community (CSA&C) works with clients to develop arts-based partnerships that address the following question: How can the arts help build caring, capable, and sustainable communities? We believe the arts can only flourish when the power of the creative process becomes a vital and accepted part of all aspects of community life. At a time when many of our most valued cultural institutions are at risk, CSA&C is working to establish new working relationships between the arts and the broader community.
Center for the Theater Commons
Boston, MA
MISSION To build knowledge platforms and align resources for theater artists and organizations. We want our contribution to widen the gates of opportunity for more accessible and relevant models for theater making in the 21st Century. We think theater is for everyone. KNOWLEDGE PLATFORMS Convenings: Two-day meetings bringing together leaders in the field of new play development to discuss pressing field-wide issues. Previous convening topic areas include: diversity, Black playwrights, devised work, the non-profit-commercial intersection, and the literary office.
Central Florida Composers Forum
Winter Park, FL
Founded in 2011, the Central Florida Composers Forum is an organization of composers and new music practitioners dedicated to engaging the creative and larger community of Central Florida through the promotion of original and innovative music programming. Central Florida Composers Forum strives to be part of a larger cultural conversation where the musical, visual and other performing arts connect with audiences, foster vital collaborations, and produce multidisciplinary performances.
Chenango County Council of the Arts
Norwich, NY
To develop, promote, enhance and increase community arts and cultural programs in Broome County and Chenango County through a regranting of funds allocated to the CCCA from NYSCA; to support a wide range of professional and avocational arts and cultural events that creatively reflect the unique qualities and resources of these communities; to support the work of Broom and Chenango Counties individual artists through sponsoring organizations; to reach as many communities throughout Broome and Chenango Counties as possible.
Chicago Artists Coalition
Chicago, IL
The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is a 41-year old artist service organization dedicated to building a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. Across its history, CAC has an impressive legacy of working directly with and on behalf of practicing artists to provide professional development training, exhibition opportunities, and advocacy. The organization was founded in 1974 by a group of artists who sought to create a better environment and future for the artistic community living and working in the Chicago area.
Chicago Artists Resource
Chicago, IL
Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs that provides resources for Chicago artists working in dance, literary, music, theatre and visual arts. CAR hosts a searchable database on its web site where Chicago artists can post their artwork and experiences through Artist Story or Arts Professional Story. Resources are organized by artistic discipline and also include links to local and national organizations, educational and career opportunities, and business resources for operating an arts organization. .
Chicago Artists Resource, Cultural Planning Division, Department of Cultural Affairs
Chicago, IL
Chicago Artists Resource (CAR) is a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs that provides resources for Chicago artists working in dance, literary, music, theatre and visual arts. CAR hosts a searchable database on its web site where Chicago artists can post their artwork and experiences through Artist Story or Arts Professional Story. Resources are organized by artistic discipline and also include links to local and national organizations, educational and career opportunities, and business resources for operating an arts organization. .
Chicago Public Art Group
Chicago, IL
The Chicago Public Art Group mission is to unite artists and communities in partnership to produce quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community involved, public artwork. Chicago Public Art Group goals have remained consistent over 30+ historic years of art making.
Chicken & Egg Pictures
New York, NY
THE MOTHER WIT HUMAN RIGHTS FUND is dedicated to supporting women filmmakers and courageous human rights activists — be they men, women or youth — who together from both sides of the camera take on critical human rights struggles in the U.S. and around the globe. These films are meant to inspire, enrage and catalyze the collective belief and will needed to insure civil rights, reproductive health rights, environmental, racial and economic justice, education and literacy for all — and especially for women and girls.
Chicken & Egg Pictures
New York, NY
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and nonprofit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental, and human rights issues they are embracing, translating and exploring on film.
Chinook Fund
Denver, CO
The Chinook Fund is a movement-building organization. The Foundation supports organizations working to create a just, equitable and free society by transforming oppressive and discriminatory political, social and economic systems and institutions. Chinook supports organizations which are challenging the root causes of oppression rather than treating the symptoms. Chinook is committed to the transformation of society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.
Chon SuJ'n
Seattle, WA
Co-founder of IDEA Odyssey Gallery & Collective Founded in 2010, the International District Engaged in the Arts (IDEA) Odyssey is a collective dedicated to nurturing and supporting visual artists of diverse cultures, primarily those of Asian, African, Caribbean, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage, and artists who explore culture, diversity and identity in their work.
Chris Jonas
Santa Fe, NM
Chris Jonas is a composer, intermedia/video artist, conductor and instrumentalist working on the intersection of the visual and acoustic, creating pieces that engage and challenge context. Along with partner Molly Sturges, Jonas founded Littleglobe in 2005.
Christensen Fund
San Francisco, CA
The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and uncertainty. The foundation’s mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, bountiful and resilient. The Fund pursues this mission through place-based work in regions chosen for their potential to withstand and recover from the global erosion of diversity.

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