local IMPACT Awards

Local IMPACT is a program from CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life that supports community-based art and design projects that address social needs in the Bay Area by providing project grants of up to $5000.


The Center for Art + Public Life believes that the most innovative resolutions to social challenges are implemented collaboratively across creative disciplines with community partners and local experts.

  • local IMPACT empowers a new generation of creative practitioners to independently cultivate meaningful social change outside of regular coursework.
  • local IMPACT challenges students to apply their critical and creative problem solving skills to make a difference locally, by developing proposals and facilitating actionable projects.
  • local IMPACT offers a range of grants of up to $5,000.


Local IMPACT proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria :

Complete local IMPACT cover sheet and proposal in Google Forms :

Proposal : bit.ly/2018-impact

Cover Sheet : bit.ly/cover-sheet

Questions? impact@cca.edu


Learn more about the 2016 IMPACT GRANT WINNERS