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Working with various community members and partners, Ghana ThinkTank have built an Islamic architecture style riad that acts as a community meeting place and venue in the North End of Detroit. We spoke to them about their Creative Capital Project, American Riad.

We speak to Joseph Keckler about his Creative Capital Project Let Me Die, an avant-garde collage of death scenes from the history of opera as an evening-length performance. The work premieres in Philadelphia, September 21-28.

We speak to Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo and Sable Elyse Smith about their Creative Capital Project, Mirror/Echo/Tilt, which uses visual art, poetry, as well as curriculum with court-involved youth to inform the work that will be on view at the New Museum in New York.

Future IDs at Alcatraz is a year-long project by Gregory Sale, an exhibition and series of monthly public programs on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The project’s main goal is to help reframe the narrative of re-entry. We spoke to Sale about his Creative Capital Project.

Barbara Hammer, who forever changed avant-garde filmmaking by exploring lesbian identity and sexuality through experimental cinematic techniques, passed away in March 2019 due to cancer. We spoke to several artists who interacted with Hammer through Creative Capital and elsewhere in the art world—all of them recalled how much joy she exuded, even to her last days.

In their Creative Capital Project JACK &, Kaneza Schaal and Cornell Alston consider the incalculable damages of being in prison, through the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. We spoke to the artists ahead of their premiere at New York Live Arts in April, 2019.

We speak to Mariam Ghani about her new documentary, her Creative Capital Project, What We Left Unfinished, which looks at the history of the Communist era between 1978 and 1991 through the stories of filmmakers working at the time. Ghani focuses on five unfinished films that both capture the turbulent events and emotions of the time, and also demonstrate the power and potential of these films beyond their propaganda value.

Jennifer Reeder’s Creative Capital project, Knives and Skin, premieres at Tribeca Film Festival. We spoke to Reeder about the film, and how Creative Capital helped her maintain creative control for her first feature film.

Read our interview with Graham Reynolds about his Spanish-English opera that delves into the enigmatic story of the Mexican General.

Tanya Aguiñiga grew up commuting back and forth through San Ysidro to go to school, and she began making art there after studying design. Her Creative Capital project, Art Made Between Opposite Sides, is a series of works of art and engagements with the commuters who spend time in both countries, and the communities along the entirety of the border.