This Indigenous and Native American Heritage Month, we are celebrating the richness of Indigenous culture and knowledge with a look at a diverse range of Creative Capital projects that amplify Indigenous voices. See how these artists are using performance, visual art, humor, and music to teach their traditions, activate communities, and reimagine futures.
Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz’s Creative Capital project, Oriana, is a feature-length film about band of feminist militants that take refuge in a thriving Puerto Rican landscape. It premieres October 14, 2022 at EMPAC in Troy, NY. Hear from the 2015 Creative Capital Grantee about what inspired her about this story, and how she managed to create a film in such a turbulent time.
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.