Creative Capital Awards, Call for Letters of Inquiry: Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature

Creative Capital Awards, Call for Letters of Inquiry: Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature

Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: March 2nd 2015, 4:00pm EST

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards for Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature. Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term. Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process.

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.

Eligibility: • 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

Creative Capital will support approximately 23 projects in Performing Arts, 17 projects in Emerging Fields and six projects in Literature at initial levels of $10,000 each. Including follow-up monetary support, a project may receive as much as $50,000 in direct financial support during the life cycle of the award, with the average amount closer to $35,000. This is in addition to advisory and professional services with an average value of $40,000, bringing the potential support per project up to $90,000.

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Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. Since 1999, our awards program has committed $30 million in funding and advisory services to 419 projects representing 529 artists.


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