February 2, 2015 - Creative Capital - Accepting applications for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts
February 2, 2015

Accepting applications for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts

Apply now for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts
Deadline to submit inquiries:
March 2, 2015


Pioneering artist support organization Creative Capital is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Artists can apply online here before March 2.

Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, Creative Capital supports artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft; who are boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; and who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Awardees receive up to 50,000 USD in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more that 45,000 USD.

This year, Creative Capital will fund Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts projects.
Emerging Fields may include architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary, new genres and sound art. 

Literature may include fiction, genre-defying literary work, nonfiction and poetry. 

Performing Arts may include dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance, music-theater, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and theater. The focus is on the live performing arts.

Creative Capital is one of the only national organizations to offer awards to individual artists through an open application process. The organization expects to receive around 3,000 applications this February and will announce the 46 selected projects in January 2016. In order to be eligible for awards, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at least 25 years old, working as artists with at least five years of professional experience. Applicants may not be full-time students.

Questions? Visit creative-capital.org/apply or email awards [​at​] creative-capital.org.

About Creative Capital
Creative Capital’s pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—surrounds adventurous artists in all disciplines with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers. Since 1999, Creative Capital’s awards program has committed more than 35 million USD in financial and advisory support to 465 projects representing 579 artists, including Kyle Abraham, Janine Antoni, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Theaster Gates, Meredith Monk, Laura Poitras, Rebecca Solnit and The Yes Men. Creative Capital has reached nearly 10,000 additional artists in more than 400 communities through its career-development workshops and webinars.  Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Lambent Foundation, The Theo Westenberger Estate, Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Catharine & Jeffrey Soros, Paige West, Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Muriel Pollia Foundation, Clifton Foundation, Cordish Family Foundation, Sylvia Golden, Rappaport Family Foundation, Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham, Tequila Herradura, Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation, and more than 250 other institutional and individual donors.

Creative Capital accepting applications for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts
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