2013-2014 Creative Catalyst Fund: Individual Artist Fellowship Program
Letter of Intent/Request for Qualifications
The purpose of this Letter of Intent/Request for Qualifications (LOI) is to invite your participation in a funding program for individual artists. The San Diego Foundation (The Foundation) Creative Catalyst Fund: Individual Artist Fellowship Program (CCF Fellows Program) provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to support the creation and development of new work conceived by San Diego-based professional artists and focused on creating opportunities for civic engagement or advancing social change through arts and culture.
The CCF Fellows Program first seeks to advance the professional careers of artists of all disciplines, elevate the profile of the artistic community and encourage creative expression in the region. The CCF Fellows Program will enable the creation of new work which will be artistically innovative in terms of the artist's own practice, and/or discipline. Our long-range goal is for San Diego to become a place where creativity and all makers of art can thrive.
The CCF Fellows Program also advances the goals of The Foundation’s Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement and Our Greater San Diego Vision, an unprecedented community visioning process that engaged tens of thousands of San Diegans in imagining the future of our region. Informed by the Center and the Vision, the Program is grounded in the belief that direct support to artists has a positive and demonstrable impact on the vitality and vibrancy of neighborhoods and the lives of its residents. From improving civic dialogue, to defining and expressing community and cultural identity, promoting cultural tourism, and integrating the creative arts into our learning environments, the contributions of individual artists can be evidenced in a multitude of ways that make our communities stronger. Investing in artists not only invests in individuals, but empowers our communities, economies and cultures. Few investments provide such diverse and valuable returns and none is as vital to our cultural heritage and public life.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013