Since its founding in 1999, Creative Capital has committed $29 million in financial and advisory support to 418 projects representing 529 artists, and has reached an additional 5,500 artists through its Professional Development Program.
WHO WE SUPPORT
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create artistically omnivorous work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.
With a commitment to freedom of expression and to furthering the most innovative ideas in the field, we often support projects that other foundations and organizations might initially overlook. To learn more about the type of work we support, please visit our grantee project pages.
HOW WE DO IT: THE GRANT CYCLE
Creative Capital follows a three-year grant cycle: In the first year, we issue grants in Visual Arts and Film/Video. The following year, we award grants in Performing Arts, Emerging Fields and Literature. In the third year, we do not issue additional grants; rather, we invest in the continued support of funded projects, focusing on tracking progress, seeing projects to successful completion and assisting with future opportunities. Read more about our current grant cycle and when to apply
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
• A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
• At least 25 years old
• A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
• Not a full-time student
Download the 2012 Grant Guidelines for more information.
The Letter of Inquiry Form is now closed. Our next grant round will open on February 1, 2014 for applications in Film/Video and Visual Arts, and we will accept applications in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts beginning February 1, 2015.
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