YBCA is one of the administering organizations in the Bay Area for the Creative Corps Initiative. It provides artists with a living wage as they work with nonprofit institutions in their communities within one of the four key issue areas to create a project of their choice. These issues include civic engagement, climate justice, community health and wellness, and social justice.
The application for the Creative Corps Initiative’s Control Group is now open. Awardees will receive between $70,000 and $72,000, which may be used towards any personal expense and is categorized as taxable income. Within this artist award, all awardees are expected to spend a minimum of $10,000 to $12,000 to implement the project/campaign detailed in their application. Therefore, these funds are to be allocated to the awardee’s Creative Corps Initiative project and detailed in the awardee’s project budget. Awardees will provide YBCA with a financial report outlining the use of the implementation funds after the grant period.