Creative Capital Award Application Info Session — Louisville
Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award valued at $100,000, including $50,000 in project funding, and an additional $50,000 in career development services—all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas. The application, opening February 2020, is free and open to artists working in all disciplines across the country.
Creative Capital staff will present an overview of the organization and answer questions about the application process, the type of work we support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public—artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. For this session, we will be joined by Linda Parris-Bailey, an awardee and playwright; Chris Reitz, a past reviewer of Creative Capital Award applications; and Alice Gray Stites, Chief Curator and Museum Director of 21c Museum Hotels.
Check out Creative Capital’s website for more information about the application and the Creative Capital Award. Please watch this information video about the application to help you come better prepared to this info session.
We look forward to meeting you!
Note: Capacity is limited and entrance is on a first come, first served basis. If you can’t make this Info Session, we will have a series of online sessions.
About Linda Parris-Bailey
Linda creates story-based plays with music focusing on themes of transformation and empowerment. She is also the Executive/Artistic Director of Carpetbag Theater, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the primary playwright-in-residence and the recipient of the 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award in Theater. Her most recent work, Speed Killed My Cousin, was awarded a NEFA National Theater Project grant to support touring and an NPN Creation Fund grant. Between a Ballad and a Blues, her ode to Appalachian renaissance man Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong, was developed with support from the NPN Creation Fund and the Arts Presenters Ensemble Theatre Collaborations. Her signature work, Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens, highlights the lives of Black women in the American Old West and continues to be performed around the country. Parris-Bailey is a founding member of Alternate ROOTS and Senior Advisor to the International Women Playwrights Conference. Her works have been published in Alternate ROOTS: Plays From the Southern Theater, Ensemble Works! and other anthologies of contemporary plays.
About Chris Reitz
Chris is Assistant Professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies and Gallery Director at the Hite Art Institute. His research focuses on transnational practices in art and exhibitions of the past 30 years, with a particular emphasis on art and the art market in the era of neoliberalism. He has worked as a project manager at Public Art Fund in New York and as an independent curator, serves as the Hite Art Institute’s primary curator, and is also a member of Louisville’s Commission on Public Art. For his work in service to the community he received the President’s Distinguished Faculty award in 2018.
About Alice Gray Stites
Alice curates exhibitions and oversees commissions, cultural programming, and museum operations for 21c Museum Hotel’s multiple venues, in addition to collaborating with Steve and Laura Lee on art sourcing and acquisitions. Prior to this role with 21c, Alice was Director of artwithoutwalls, Adjunct Curator for the Speed Art Museum, and has served in various editorial roles for ARTnews, Contemporanea, and Art & Auction.