California Arts Council

State of California

Creative California Communities

Kala Art Institute

The Creative California Communities (CCC) program supports collaborative projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic and/or community development strategy. Projects will benefit residents and visitors in California’s communities by leveraging the assets of the creative sector, which includes artists, cultural organizations and arts-related businesses.

  • The applicant must be an arts nonprofit organization or local arts agency with a history of arts programming for a minimum of the last two years.
  • Applicants to this program are not restricted from applying for and receiving funding from other competitive CAC grants programs as long as those funds are used for different purposes.

Wayne Cook
(916) 322-6344

Program Goals

Revitalize neighborhoods or communities using arts as the central project activity and artists as key participants in that effort. Develop innovative arts or culturally related approaches to cultural economic development tailored to the specific communities or circumstances.
Stimulate increased participation/engagement in arts and cultural activities by residents and visitors, and create opportunities for California artists. Activate new arts activities or expanded arts activities/elements within an ongoing event.
Bring together local arts, business and/or government entities to build capacity for collective impact and grow creative industries.



Application available:
January 2016

Application deadline:
Spring 2016

Grant activity period:
Late June 2016 thru June 30, 2017