Brilliant artists, wild performances, captivating fragrances, and a delectable Chinese banquet—Creative Capital’s inaugural Artist Benefit + Banquet was a feast for the senses! On September 20, 2022, friends of Creative Capital gathered at the jewel-box dining room of Hutong to honor fearless, boundary-pushing, risk-takers in the arts.
This summer, Creative Capital connected with artists all over the country from New York’s Creative Capital Carnival with 800 artists and guests in-person and online to our Los Angeles Artist Gathering with dozens of artists and patrons to Santa Fe’s 100th Anniversary of Indian Market—which brings together 1,000 Native artists from more than 100 tribal communities.
Faye Driscoll, described by the The New York Times as a “startlingly original talent,” frames her dance performances as a shared rite of passage with her audience. Since receiving the Creative Capital Grant for her Thank You For Coming trilogy in 2013, Driscoll has embarked on a long-term creative endeavor exploring issues of perception and connectivity. As the Los Angeles premiere of the final installment of the trilogy nears at REDCAT, Driscoll shares about her practice, what she hopes to achieve, and finding joy in art.
A darkly comic ode to mothers, immigrants, and dreamers everywhere, Wes Hurley’s 2019 Creative Capital Project, Potato Dreams of America, has been a lifetime in the making. The autobiographical film shares the American Dream from an immigrant’s perspective, tracing the story of Hurley and his mother as they came to America in the 1990s—her as a mail-order bride, and him as her gay, closeted son. The film is now available on DVD, video-on-demand, and limited-edition Blu-ray.