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Brandon Ballengée’s Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf will premiere at FishSTOCK in Plaquemines Parish, LA on March 25, 2023. Learn more about the project in his Artist Diary!

Sabrina Orah Mark’s Happily: A Personal History—with Fairy Tales is a beautifully written memoir-in-essays on fairy tales and their surprising relevance to modern life.

As artists Ellen Sebastian Chang and amara tabor-smith prepare for the final performance of HouseFull, they share their story.

Rodrigo Reyes’s documentary Sansón and Me is a moving portrait of the unlikely friendship of two Mexican migrants, told within the frame of the dramatic clash between systemic forces and personal choices that envelop young, incarcerated men of color in America. 

Canto de Todes premieres at REDCAT in Los Angeles, CA, and the performance will last from Friday, February 3, 8:30pm–Saturday, February 4, 8:30am.

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.

Building upon and expanding disability aesthetics in film, Reid Davenport’s 2021 Creative Capital Project I Didn’t See You There is a groundbreaking work of documentary cinema. Screening from September 30 through October 6 at DCTV, Davenport shares what inspired him to tell this story.

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.