Helping creators and developing new works


Financial support

We offer patronage to CAI artists, and grants for new works.


Artists need connection in order to create. So, we host salons where we discuss the creative life, classes on both the craft and business of art, and we produce (or co-produce) arts events to further develop new works. Also, our online presence makes some of these tools & ideas available to artists everywhere.


Our Directors


Don Chaffer (Director) & Lori Chaffer (Assistant Director) bring over twenty-five years of arts experience to their positions as directors of C.A.I. They’ve recorded over 25 albums as artists–many with their band, Waterdeep (Squint Entertainment). They’ve written over 10 shows for theater and hundreds of songs, dozens of which have appeared in TV shows, on label releases (theirs and others), and various charts. Click below for more details on their experience and career highlights.


Our Board