The following post is from the Foundation Center's blog Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco regarding arts funding:
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), in partnership with the James Irvine and William and Flora Hewlett foundations have announced the next round of the NextGen Arts Initiative. The NextGen Arts program is offering professional development grants to individual emerging arts leaders and arts organizations to support their emerging arts leadership.
NextGen Arts Professional Development grants provide up to $1,000 to emerging arts leaders throughout California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences locally and nationally, or to work with consultants and coaches to build the administrative skills needed to lead the nonprofit arts sector of tomorrow.
Arts administrators, artists and board members between the ages of 18 and 35 are encouraged to take the NextGen Survey, which is providing valuable data to arts funders and program providers about the needs of California's emerging arts leaders. Completion of the survey fulfills one of the eligibility requirements to apply for the NextGen Professional Development grant. This grant has a rolling application deadline on the 15th of each month.