Creative Capital is a nonprofit organization that has awarded more than $50 million to artists for the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, technology, and multidisciplinary practices, including socially-engaged work in all forms. We also provide professional development programs, networking opportunities, and educational resources for arts communities around the world.
Creative Capital seeks to amplify the voices of artists and catalyze connections to help them realize their visions and build sustainable practices. We are committed to fostering a diverse and equitable ecosystem in the arts, and more than 75% of our recent awardees are Black, Indigenous, or artists of color representing a wide range of age groups, artistic disciplines, and regions.
Since our founding in 1999, Creative Capital has funded 783 artists working on 631 projects. Creative Capital Awardees impact global arts and culture and have gone on to receive additional prestigious honors, including: 127 Guggenheim Fellowships, 17 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, 3 Academy Awards and 13 nominations, 1 Booker Prize, and countless other accolades.