Creative Capital 2020 Creative Capital Awards.
Applying is free, open to all disciplines, and can be found here.
The Creative Capital Award grants up to $50,000 in project funding, supplemented by an additional $50,000 in career development services, for a total value of $100,000. Continuing its commitment to supporting groundbreaking work, this year’s applications are open to all artistic disciplines. The award recipients will be chosen by a multidisciplinary panel composed of past awardees, expert curators, producers, editors, and other arts professionals in a thorough, multi-step review process.
A selection of past awardees include Kyle Abraham, Sanford Biggers, Zach Blas, CAConrad, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Johanna Fateman, Yance Ford, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Theaster Gates, Wes Hurley, Raja Feather Kelly, Daresha Kyi, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Simone Leigh, Shana Moulton, Eileen Myles, Okwui Okpokwasili, and more. Explore the full list of 700 past Creative Capital Awardees here.
Creative Capital seeks to support exceptionally bold and innovative work, and as such the selection process is extremely competitive. Applicants will be required to provide a short- and long-form description, answer a series of questions regarding their work, and provide a work sample. Applicants will then be selected to proceed to the second, and, finally, third rounds of consideration.
More information regarding the process, including advice from previous Award recipients and jurors, can be found here.
Since its inception in 1999, Creative Capital has committed to taking risks on artists by supporting bold, challenging, and genre-stretching ideas through funding, counsel, gatherings, and career development services. Its pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their artistic visions and build more sustainable practices.
In the past twenty years, Creative Capital has committed over $45 million in project funding and advisory support to 561 projects representing 700 artists and has worked with more than 18,000 artists in over 800 creative communities across the country.
More information on the most recent Creative Capital Awards, announced earlier this year, is available here.