Inspiring Empathetic Response: Storytelling As Catalyst

In 2015, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) awarded $100,000 in grants to eight Los Angeles-based creative businesses through its Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF), currently in its third year of granting. We speak with CEDF grantees directly, to hear about their journeys in their own words. For this post, we spoke with Teena Apeles… Read more »

Multihyphenate Life: Bringing the Whole Self to Artistic Practice

In June 2015, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) awarded $100,000 in grants to eight Los Angeles-based creative businesses, from a pool of 90 applicants, through its Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF). Among the grantees, GEO’s Emporium was awarded $12,500. As described in the first post on Los Angeles, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)… Read more »

Challenging The Boundaries of Arts Funding

              In June 2015, the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) awarded $100,000 in grants to eight Los Angeles-based creative businesses, from a pool of 90 applicants, through its Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF). Among the grantees, Public Matters, LLC was awarded $12,500. Public Matters’ work in Hi Fi fits… Read more »

A “Triple Bottom Line” for Arts & Culture

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) generates and supports high quality arts and cultural experiences for Los Angeles’s 4 million residents and 40 million annual visitors. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse and enriching cultural activities through: grantmaking, marketing, development, public art,… Read more »