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We spoke to the artists behind a multidisciplinary performance, We Have Iré, that explores the true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States and how they influence and experience American culture.


Nancy Davidson watched the twin towers fall from her studio on September 11, 2001. In the political activity that followed, she became devastated by what the US was turning into and started reflecting on her past experience with characters that inspired her as a child. “It wasn’t usual for me to do that,” she said.


We spoke to Ahamefule J. Oluo about his Creative Capital Project, Susan, a performance that weaves together Oluo’s original music and comedy to tell a difficult story centering around his mother, Susan.


When their Creative Capital Project is activated, Jon Rubin and Sohrab Kashani’s duplicate space in Pittsburgh and in Tehran will house concurrent art ventures for the two audiences to come together across distances. We spoke to Rubin and Kashani about the work.


Vicky Funari talks about her Creative Capital Project, Maquilápolis, a documentary that uses the medium as a way to galvanize support for a range of issues, from environmental justice to women’s rights.


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.