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Tahir used information gleaned from his hip hop database to create a series of work on view in the exhibition at California College of the Arts, entitled “Mapper’s Delight.” Through 3D printed sculptures, screenprints, drawings, book projects, and an interactive Virtual Reality experience, the exhibition investigates the role systems play in the generation of form


This past summer, Creative Capital artists spent four days at a retreat at EMPAC on the RPI campus in Troy, NY. In front of an audience of over 200 curators, presenters, publishers and other arts organizers, artists presented their Creative Capital projects. We’ve uploaded their presentations to our YouTube page. If you have some down time during the holidays, it’s


Jen’s project and trajectory over the past few years offers a wonderful case study of how Creative Capital supports innovative artists. As an interdisciplinary visual artist and author of nine books, Jen applied to Creative Capital’s 2012 grant round in the Literature category. Her proposal for the Silk Poems merged poetry, textiles and science: she


We kicked off a series of artist discussions, called Creative Conversations, on April 19 that asks artists how they are dealing with important social issues. In the first part of our series we brought five Creative Capital artists together to discuss how they are using their practice to address criminal justice and mass incarceration. You can watch


Artist Tahir Hemphill is a creative technologist inspired by hip hop music. A few years ago, he created a database of lyrics from over 50,000 hip hop songs dating from 1979 to present. Using this database–a Creative Capital supported project called the Hip Hop Wordcount–Tahir formed curricula for high school students to learn how to work with data


Brittany Nelson uses the toxic chemicals of old school photography techniques like tintype and Mordancage to create highly detailed abstract images. Watch our profile video to learn more about her process, and look for her work at Volta New York with Morgan Lehman Gallery through March 6!



This past summer we took 86 artists up to Troy, NY, for a four-day retreat at EMPAC on the RPI campus. Throughout the weekend, they gave presentations to some of the country’s top curators and arts organizers about the projects they are developing with the help of Creative Capital. We’ve uploaded the presentations to our


Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away… …the arts were threatened by the dark side, and Creative Capital began a quest to support the nation’s most adventurous creative voices. Our commitment to risk-taking artists has never been stronger, but we need your help to continue this critically important work. Fight the Dark