In this award cycle, Creative Capital received an unprecedented amount of applications—over 5,200. Through three rounds, reviewers helped us identify artists that are making seminal and bold work in their fields, are at a crucial moment in their career, and would most benefit from the non-monetary services we provide. Four reviewers read applications in every
This year’s 50 projects by 58 individual artists were drawn from a pool of more than 5,200 applications. The projects which earned 2019 Creative Capital Awards are based in 15 different states and territories, from New York to California, Puerto Rico to Washington. Over 60 percent of the artists identify as women, and 77 percent
After receiving the Creative Capital Award in 2008, Lynn Hershman Leeson created Women Art Revolution, a compilation of interviews with iconic feminist artists and curators such as Judy Chicago, Hannah Wilke, and Marcia Tucker. We caught up with Leeson to talk about her creative practice spanning five decades.
Jim Findlay Electric Lucifer The Kitchen New York, New York In this project, more than 15 years in the making, Jim Findlay revives the legacy of electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack with a rock opera starring Okwui Okpokwasili, a fellow Creative Capital Awardee, as Lucifer. “With Ms. Okpokwasili onstage,” the New York Times wrote in
Queridos, With everything going on in the world right now, it’s increasingly difficult to see the light ahead. But we’re fortunate at Creative Capital because every day we get to see the powerful work of artists who are using their practices to address the state of the world. Artists are truth-seekers and storytellers. They create,
Tanya Aguiñiga grew up commuting back and forth through San Ysidro to go to school, and she began making art there after studying design. Her Creative Capital project, Art Made Between Opposite Sides, is a series of works of art and engagements with the commuters who spend time in both countries, and the communities along the entirety of the border.
Every month we compile a list of residencies, grant and award opportunities, and open calls for artists and curators working in all disciplines. Each residency we choose to highlight is either free to the artists, or comes with funding. We have an upcoming online workshop November 8 to help artists design their own residency. Neil