Announcing the 2019 Creative Capital Awards

We are pleased to announce the selection of 50 projects by 58 individual artists that have received 2019 Creative Capital Awards. The artists represent some of the most exciting work being conducted in all disciplines from digital technology and performing arts to documentary film and visual practice. Each project will receive up to $50,000 in project funding, and a long-term commitment of advisory and career development support accounting for an additional $50,000 in career development services, for a total value of $100,000.

50 projects will receive $5 million in total support.

This year’s 50 projects by 58 individual artists were drawn from a pool of more than 5,200 applications. The projects which earned 2019 Creative Capital Awards are based in 15 different states and territories, from New York to California, Puerto Rico to Washington. Over 60 percent of the artists identify as women, and 77 percent as people of color. They span a range of genres, including literature, performance, the visual arts, moving image, technology, and socially engaged art, but what they all share in common is a conviction in the power of art and the importance of pushing boundaries.

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“The 2019 class of Creative Capital Awardees is a window into some of the most innovative, exciting, and powerful work being undertaken today,” said Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s President & Executive Director. “We cannot wait to see how these projects develop, and how this incredible community of artists grows together and evolves.”

“The Creative Capital Award is an investment in the career and potential of the artist. This is not a one-time gift, but a continued relationship and expanded network of inspiration,” added panelist Sixto Wagan. “There’s no real way to quantify the value of being among so many brilliant thinkers and diverse processes.”

Brooklyn, NY

Polly Apfelbaum – This is not a Rug/A Sun Bonnet Women
New York, NY

Brandon Ballengée – Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf
Arnaudville, LA

Bahar Behbahani – Ispahan Flowers Only Once
Brooklyn, NY

Elissa Blount Moorhead – As of A Now
Baltimore, MD

Garrett Bradley – Love
New Orleans, LA

Charlotte Brathwaite – Forgotten Paradise: Gazette’s Sun
New York, NY

Todd Chandler – Untitled Safe Schools Project
Brooklyn, NY

S. Leo Chiang – Parachute Kids
San Francisco, CA

CAConrad – Resurrect Extinct Vibration
Athens, GA

Nathaniel Corum & Joseph Kunkel – Place of Gathering and Reconiliation at the Fort Robinson Breakout Site
Mill Valley, CA & Santa Fe, NM

Ramona S. Diaz – Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film
Baltimore, MD

Stephanie Dinkins – Not the Only One
Brooklyn, NY

Laura Doggett – Another Kind of Girl Collective
New Orleans, LA

Caleb Duarte – Walking the Beast
Fresno, CA; Mafraq, Jordan

Alejandro Durán – Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape
Brooklyn, NY; Sian Ka’an, Mexico

Larissa FastHorse – Native Nation
Santa Monica, CA

Johanna Fateman – Amerikan Woman
New York, NY

Paul Flores, Rosalba Rolón, & Yosvany Terry – We Have Iré
San Francisco, CA, Bronx, NY, & Cambridge, MA

Ja’Tovia Gary – The Evidence of Things Not Seen
Brooklyn, NY

Allison Janae Hamilton – Front Yard
New York, NY

Michelle Handelman – DELIRIUM
Brooklyn, NY

Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman – Run With It
San Francisco, CA

Wes Hurley – Potato Dreams of America
Seattle, WA

Ekene Ijeoma – The Green Book Project
Brooklyn, NY, Boston, MA

Raja Feather Kelly – Wednesday
Brooklyn, NY

Daresha Kyi – Mama Bears
Atlanta, GA

Kia LaBeija & Taina Larot – Wom(y)n with a Y
Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY

Jen Liu – Pink Caesar Slime Shift
Staten Island, NY

MAOF – Canoas, cayucos y balsas
San Juan, PR

Lauren McCarthy – Surrogate
Los Angeles, CA

Maaza Mengiste – A Brief Portrait of Small Deaths
Flushing, NY

Meshell Ndegeocello – No More Water / The Fire Next Time: The Gospel According to James Baldwin
Brooklyn, NY

Alison O’Daniel – The Tuba Thieves
Los Angeles, CA

Linda Parris-Bailey – Yankee Bajan
Knoxville, TN

Victor Payan & Pocha Peña – Dreamocracy in America
Santa Ana, CA & San Antonio, TX

Samora Pinderhughes – I’m Still Here: Reflections on Trauma and Healing (aka The Healing Project)
New York, NY

Michael Premo – Untitled Documentary Project
Brooklyn, NY

Kathryn Ramey – El Signo Vacío (The Empty Sign)
Boston, MA

Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby – Daughter of the Hills
Brooklyn, NY

Alan Ruiz – Spatial Alchemy
Brooklyn, NY

Alice Sheppard – Descent
Los Altos, CA

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky – How to build a wall and other ruins
New York, NY

Michèle Stephenson – Changing Same: The Untitled Racial Justice Project
Brooklyn, NY

Leslie Tai – How to Have an American Baby
Bodega Bay, CA

Sharita Towne & Lisa K. Bates – BLERG
Portland, OR

Cristal Chanelle Truscott – Plantation Remix
Houston, TX, Washington, DC

Shontina Vernon – Forging Ahead
Seattle, WA

Elissa Washuta – White Magic
Columbus, OH

Ni’Ja Whitson – The Unarrival Experiments
Riverside, CA


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