Artists, creatives, and culture bearers are among those at the forefront of advancing emerging and alternative economies that shape our world. The Grant & Loan Fund will provide $125,000 in general operating support grants of up to $25,000 each to five creative-industry cooperative enterprises. We encourage applications from cooperative enterprises at their early-stage (i.e., there is a commitment to starting the cooperative or the cooperative is newly incorporated) or early-stage growth (i.e., still a young cooperative with an opportunity to realize new growth with additional capital). Although not a condition of eligibility, we are seeking opportunities wherein a combination of a $25,000 grant from CCI, a loan from Seed Commons (terms to be customized to awardees' potential), and technical assistance from Uptima would be catalytic in the cooperative's further development.
Application opens: Monday, August 17, 2020
Application deadline: Monday, October 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm PT
Application notifications: October 30, 2020
Grant/Program Period: November 9, 2020 – February 4, 2022
Loan Product Support and Administration: November 9, 2020 – February 4, 2022