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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Creative Work Fund

Deadline for Inquiry: December 5, 2014

The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, stretching boundaries and forging new partnerships.

The Fund seeks

+ Projects in which the creation of an artwork is central
+ Projects in which the artist functions primarily as an artist, not as a teacher, an art therapist, or in another capacity
+ Projects in which an active, authentic working partnership between the artist or artists and the organization is central to the work’s development
+ Projects that engage the organization’s constituents in the artist’s work
+ Projects that draw upon artists’ creativity and problem-solving abilities
+ Projects through which the making of art can strengthen a community, draw attention to an important issue, or engage audiences in new ways
+ Projects that challenge artistic imagination and organizational thinking
+ Projects that will be presented in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, or Sonoma County
+ Projects that designate at least two-thirds of the grant funds to the principal artists and their direct expenses for creating the work.

Important dates:
Applicant Information Seminars (September-November 2014)
Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: December 5, 2014
Reader Review (December-January)
Invitations to Full Proposal: February 20, 2015
Deadline for Full Proposals: April 17, 2015
Panel Review (June-July)
Notification of Awardees: August 3, 2015
Deadline for MOU & Grant Acceptance: December 1, 2015
Final Report

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