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In the fall of 2011, like many Angelenos, I heard stories on the radio about tubas that were stolen from multiple high schools in Los Angeles. When the stories were reported, the focus was on the thieves and why they would do this. I was curious about the students’ listening experiences in the band, and
Nikyatu Jusu made history in 2022 with her directorial debut, Nanny. It was the first horror film ever to win Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, and only the second time that award had gone to a Black woman director. Creative Capital awarded Jusu in 2020 to help fund the creation of Nanny. The New York Times
Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz’s Creative Capital project, Oriana, is a feature-length film about band of feminist militants that take refuge in a thriving Puerto Rican landscape. It premieres October 14, 2022 at EMPAC in Troy, NY. Hear from the 2015 Creative Capital Grantee about what inspired her about this story, and how she managed to create a film in such a turbulent time.
Faye Driscoll, described by the The New York Times as a “startlingly original talent,” frames her dance performances as a shared rite of passage with her audience. Since receiving the Creative Capital Grant for her Thank You For Coming trilogy in 2013, Driscoll has embarked on a long-term creative endeavor exploring issues of perception and connectivity. As the Los Angeles premiere of the final installment of the trilogy nears at REDCAT, Driscoll shares about her practice, what she hopes to achieve, and finding joy in art.