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Discover the views of today’s emerging, experimental Creative Capital artists and friends on abortion rights, environmental justice, innovation in music, artistic collaboration, travel, poetry, and more! Christine Kuan, President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, is this month’s Guest Critic for the section “Wildness In Art” in The Brooklyn Rail, the leading avant-garde cultural journal.

We’re excited that the 2023 Sharjah Biennial, Thinking Historically in the Present, (February 7 – June 11, 2023) will include Creative Capital grantees: Bahar Behbahani (2019), Okwui Okpokwasili (2016), Carolina Caycedo (2015), Theaster Gates (2012), and Michael Rakowitz (2008).

Dear Artists, Friends, and Supporters, Spring has sprung! This Earth Day, I am excited to highlight some of the projects we are funding related to climate justice and the environment, and to share news on the work we are doing to support our grantees and the arts ecosystem at-large.

The Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Applications are open now through May 18, 2022.

Don’t miss out on applying for the Creative Capital grant! The application for “Wild Futures” closes Friday, April 1, 2022 at 4pm ET!

We’re excited that the Whitney Biennial 2022, Quiet as It’s Kept (April 6 to September 5, 2022) will include Creative Capital Awardees: Alia Farid (2022), Terence Nance (2021), Sable Elyse Smith (2016), Danielle Dean (2015), Raven Chacon (2012), Rodney McMillian (2005), Tony Cokes (2000), and Ralph Lemon (2000).

The application for Creative Capital’s 2023/2024 grant cycle “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” is open through April 1, 2022, 4:00pm ET.

In pioneering art experiments with smell—scents that evoke memories and emotions—acclaimed artist Josely Carvalho creates unusual fragrances such as Affection, Absence, Illusion, Pleasure, Emptiness, and Persistence. In partnership with her lab in Brazil, Carvalho will create four custom scents to be captured in a set of crayons. And she invites your ideas!

Simone Leigh will be the first Black woman to represent the United States at the US Pavilion. For the exhibition, Leigh is producing a new series of bronze and ceramic sculptures entitled, Grittin’, highlighting the labor and resilience of Black women across global histories. The international exhibition will elevate the work of women and gender-nonconforming

Creative Capital will award $2.5 million in artist grants to support the creation of 50 new groundbreaking projects.