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Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Awards in Emerging Fields, Performing Arts, and Literature
Creative Capital


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 form 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.

This year, the New York City-based  organization is accepting Letters of Inquiry for awards in the performing arts, literature, and emerging fields.

  • The literature category includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literary work.
  • The performing arts category includes dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary works, multimedia performance, musical-theater works, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word, and theater. The focus is on the live performing arts.
  • The emerging fields category includes architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary works, new genres, and sound art.

Awardees receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be working artists who are at least 25 years old, have at least five years of professional experience, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants may not be full-time students.

For complete program guidelines and applications instructions, see the Creative Capital website.

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Deadline: 03-02-2015

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