Through an ArtPlace investment, the distinguished San Francisco-based Creative Work Fund will entertain proposals from performing artists and media artists to undertake collaborative projects with community members and nonprofit organizations. It will prioritize projects taking place where funding for artists’ projects is scarce, specifically focusing on portions of the following counties: Contra Costa, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Stanislaus. The grants will provide incentives for artists and residents to work together to solve problems and renew the social and economic fabric of urban, suburban and small town communities within this distinctive, rapidly-changing region.