Creative Capital

What We Do

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding,
counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital
principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable
practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career
development services valued at $40,000, for a total commitment of up to $90,000 per project.

Since 1999, we have committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing
529 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached 7,700 artists in more than 350
communities. Read more about our story.

Our Approach

Over the past 15 years, Creative Capital has developed a four-part approach to supporting artists:

Support the ProjectSupport the Project

Throughout the development of each project, Creative Capital provides funding at strategic moments and helps direct the project to its most successful completion. Our Artist Services staff meets regularly with awardees to chart their progress and to connect them to resources that help their projects advance. 

Support the Individual

Support the Individual

Creative Capital helps artists acquire skills that enhance their capacity for creative and professional success through access to advisors, consultants, business and financial planning and other career development opportunities offered through our Artist Services.


Build CommunityBuild Community

Through the Artist Retreat, Creative Capital brings together more than 250 artists, arts professionals and supporters for the exchange of ideas and expertise. Read more about the full program of Artist Services for our awardees.

Engage the Public

Engage the Public

We offer our artists a range of promotional opportunities to maximize the impact and reach of their Creative Capital-supported projects. Artist news and events are featured on Creative Capital’s website and our blog, as well as in our email announcements, newsletters and Year-End Reports. Join our email list to receive news about Creative Capital and the artists’ projects we support.