Lee’s work, Lear, is indicative of a shift in her life that led her to make art. Before becoming an artist, Lee had studied Shakespeare for ten years—her original goal was to become a Shakespeare professor. “I was working on a dissertation on King Lear when I had a nervous breakdown of sorts and dropped
Each application goes through a several-month evaluation process consisting of three rounds. In the first and second rounds, projects are matched with reviewers from the applicants’ chosen disciplines (for example, a project submitted as poetry and social practice will be reviewed by people qualified in each field). Applications that make it to the final round
Critical Art Ensemlbe received a Creative Capital Award in 2005 for their bioart project, GenTerra, to help stimulate a more engaged and informed public discourse happening at the time around Genetically Modified Organisms. In its support of the artist collective, Creative Capital went on a journey with them, telling a unique story about how we work with artists.
Looking back on projects by Creative Capital Awardees such as Sawad Brooks, Suzanne Lacy, Tana Hargest, and Nick Cave, Murray pinpoints a shift in the nature of their work: projects started before 9/11 tended to reveal “a fascination with a speculative speculative tomorrowland,” while future ones “forecasted a more difficult future.” Read the essay In
Creative Capital is pleased to announce the selection of 35 projects for the 2020 Creative Capital Awards. Exemplars of the sort of innovative, powerful, and challenging work that Creative Capital is dedicated to advancing, each award includes $50,000 in project funding, supplemented by an additional $50,000 in career development services, for a total value of $100,000.