The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) was established in 2017 with an initial USD2.6 million in capitalisation from the Caribbean Development Bank. It is intended to be a multi-donor fund, which will support the development of the creative industries (CI) sector in the Caribbean. CIIF’s goal is to enable the region’s cultural and creative industries to be globally competitive.
WHAT WE DO
The CIIF provides grant funding for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. These projects should be focused on:
supporting the enabling environment for the development of the creative industry
improving the quality and dissemination of research on the CI sector
enhancing or creating data intelligence or data collection methods in ways that can move the sector forward and;
enhancing the technical capacity of creative entrepreneurs.
Projects must demonstrate a significant measure of innovation, collaboration and sustainability.
WHO CAN APPLY
Governments, Business Support Organisations, Universities, Non-Governmental Organisations and Creative Enterprises from all sectors can apply. However, CIIF has five priority sub-sectors. These include:
2. Visual Arts
3. Audio-visual (Film, Animation, Gaming)
4. Festivals and Carnivals
How to Apply
There are three grant streams available under CIIF – Enabling Environment, Data Intelligence, and Improved Competitiveness of Creative MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises). Potential applicants should first review the selection criteria to help them determine which stream would best suit their projects. Applicants are required to complete the specific application form for the grant for which they are applying.
In light of the loss of revenue by creative industry practitioners due to the effects of COVID-19, CDB has allocated USD 50,000 for the Music sub-sector and USD 50,000 for the Festivals and Carnivals sub-sector for CIIF Emergency Relief Grants.
This grant is targeted at CI entrepreneurs who can demonstrate loss of income for music, festival and carnival events that have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19.
Applications are now open and more details can be found in the resources section at the page linked below.
Applications are now open for proposals for grant funding under CIIF’s Improving Competitiveness of Creative MSMEs and Data Intelligence grant streams. More details can be found in the resources section at the linked pages.