Training details

calendar_today Monday, October 21, 2019

access_time 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm PT

place Intersection for the Arts
41 Fell Street
San Francisco 94102

attach_money Free


The Creative Work Fund awards grants of $15,000-$45,000 for artists to create new works through collaborations with nonprofit organizations of all kinds. It is available to artists and nonprofits in the 11-county greater San Francisco Bay Area.

In each application, an artist and a nonprofit apply as a team, describing their idea and why they want to work together. Steps to apply include registering on the Creative Work Fund website, preparing and submitting a letter of inquiry by December 6, 2019, and –if invited –submitting a full proposal in spring 2020. As these grants are competitive, applicants are wise to learn about the program’s purpose, tips for presenting a strong letter of inquiry, and appropriate timing for their projects.

This discussion of Creative Work Fund basics will be followed by a panel discussion among previous grantees about how to master the art of collaboration. Register here to attend the panel, too.

Both events are free but pre-registration is strongly recommended for both.

NOTE: An elevator accessible entrance to Intersection for the Arts is at 41 Fell Street, through Mr. Tipples.


  • Complete a Creative Work Fund online registration form
  • Understand appropriate content for a letter of inquiry

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience


By enrolling in this training, you agree to grant Candid permission to document this session with photography, film, and/or video. Material captured may be used in future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote Candid. Please inform instructor if you do not agree to these conditions.