January 29, 2007 - Creative Capital - GRANTS IN VISUAL ARTS AND FILM/VIDEO AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2007
January 29, 2007

GRANTS IN VISUAL ARTS AND FILM/VIDEO AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2007

CREATIVE CAPITAL GRANTS IN VISUAL ARTS AND FILM/VIDEO AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2007

Six new program consultants to lead selection process

Artists nationwide will have a chance to promote their works-in-progress and works-to-be when the nonprofit arts organization Creative Capital accepts proposals for its 2007 grant cycle supporting projects in the visual arts and film/video. To apply, artists must first submit an inquiry form, which will be available February 5 on the foundations website, www.creative-capital.org . The deadline for completed forms is March 5; those invited to submit an application with work samples will be notified in June.

For the first time, Creative Capital has appointed two outside teams of arts professionals to assist in the selection process leading to as many as 40 grants. Each team will consist of three program consultants, with one designated as lead consultant, working together to review proposals at each stage of the application process. The consultants for visual arts are: Romi Crawford, lead program consultant and director of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Lauri Firstenberg, director of LAX Art in Los Angeles; and Gilbert Vicario, assistant curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. For film/video, the consultants are: Andrea Grover, lead program consultant and director of Aurora Picture Show in Houston; Kelly DeVine, former acquisitions executive for the Independent Film Channel (IFC), currently artistic director for the Global Peace Film Festival and independent programmer based in Port Jefferson, New York; and Shari Frilot, programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Frilot resides in Los Angeles.

Since awarding its first grants in 2000, the organization has earned a reputation for identifying and supporting innovative artists and projects across the countrywork that has gone on to earn many of the fields highest honors, including Tony and Academy Award nominations and Rome Prizes. It is anticipated that the consultant teams, bringing many years of experience and expertise in the industry, will make significant contributions to the process. We welcome the opportunity to work with the program consultants, said Creative Capital executive director Ruby Lerner. Their vast knowledge and passion for artists will be invaluable assets as we move through the upcoming grant round.

In keeping with the organizations multi-level commitment to its grantees, at least $1 million is allocated for the selected projects in the first year. Additionally, over the term of the grant, these projects receive follow-up support and can garner as much as $80,000 each in direct monies and services. Moreover, the grantees gain access to an extensive network of peers and arts professionals who can assist in fundraising, promotional, and presenting opportunities. This comprehensive approach to funding has become the hallmark of Creative Capitals work with artists.

Grant Calendar 2007

February 5: Open for submissions; inquiry forms available
March 5: Deadline for completed inquiry forms
June: Notification of results; applicants selected
July: Deadline for completed applications and work samples
January 2008: Announcement of awards

About Creative Capital

Founded in January 1999, Creative Capital Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports individual artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the visual and performing arts, film/video, emerging fields, and innovative literature. To date, the organization has awarded nearly $6 million to 242 artist projects and has provided those artists with a range of advisory and skills-building services.

Sustaining support for Creative Capital is currently provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Ford Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and more than 60 other foundations and individuals.

For more information, please visit our website ( www.creative-capital.org ) or send questions to grants@creative-capital.org.

Creative Capital Foundation
65 Bleecker Street, 7 floor
New York, NY 10012
212 598 9900

www.creative-capital.org

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