Creative Capital helps visionary artists in all disciplines build thriving careers, and every year we review applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices. The selected artists receive the Creative Capital Award, which includes up to $50,000 in funding for bold new projects, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life.
Artists can submit their project ideas through a free application, open this year, from February 1 to March 1, 2021 at 4pm ET. This application helps us identify a selection of artists working at the forefront of their fields. It’s designed to provoke deep thought about project ideas to determine intention, impact, timeliness, and capacity.
What Type of Work Are We Looking For?
Creative Capital looks for projects that redefine and reimagine what art is and what it can do. Projects should challenge the status quo and provoke conversations about the topics they are engaging.
What matters most in the application is the strength, vision and originality of the project idea, capacity of the artist to make it happen, and how the project development fits in with the trajectory of the artist’s overall creative practice.