Welcome to Center for Cultural Innovation's online grants platform! 

Before applying, please refer to each program's specific guidelines. 

For general inquiries, email CCI at grants@cciarts.org. For technical inquiries, email Submittable at support@submittable.com.

The California Art Leadership Investments (CALI) Catalyst grant program supports artists and arts workers who are on the frontlines of effecting greater inclusion, access, diversity, and equity in the arts and culture sector. Through bold actions, these individuals are tangibly helping underrepresented communities—including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities—gain more influence and power in the arts and culture sector. We consider these bold actions to be “changemaking” because they are visibly moving the needle for underrepresented communities to have more influence and power at an industry-wide level. CALI Catalyst makes available unrestricted awards of up to $5,000 to individuals and teams of individuals. 

To view an Application Preview (.doc and .pdf versions), Grant Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the CALI Catalyst webpage, here.

Please note applications are due at 12 pm (Noon) PT on deadline dates. 

CALI Catalyst will offer three open application cycles in 2022. These include:

  • Cycle #1: Applications accepted from March 1 to April 29 at 12 p.m. PT (noon). Notifications shared on June 1.
  • Cycle #2 (current): Applications accepted from May 3 to June 30 at 12 p.m. PT (noon). Notifications shared on August 3.
  • Cycle #3: Applications accepted from July 6 to August 31 at 12 p.m. PT (noon). Notifications shared on October 5.
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