Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant applications, and award opportunities as part of our commitment to sharing resources for artists working in all creative disciplines. This month’s opportunities include a residency on the coast of Ireland, and a grant for nonprofit arts spaces in the Bay Area.
Barbara Hammer, who forever changed avant-garde filmmaking by exploring lesbian identity and sexuality through experimental cinematic techniques, passed away in March 2019 due to cancer. We spoke to several artists who interacted with Hammer through Creative Capital and elsewhere in the art world—all of them recalled how much joy she exuded, even to her last days.
Every month, Creative Capital compiles a list of residencies, grant, and award opportunities as part of our commitment to sharing resources and opportunities for artists working in all creative disciplines. Upcoming opportunities range from a residency outside of Tokyo, Japan for emerging artists to a grant for nonprofits to present public art projects in the Bay Area.
We speak to Mariam Ghani about her new documentary, her Creative Capital Project, What We Left Unfinished, which looks at the history of the Communist era between 1978 and 1991 through the stories of filmmakers working at the time. Ghani focuses on five unfinished films that both capture the turbulent events and emotions of the time, and also demonstrate the power and potential of these films beyond their propaganda value.
This month, we closed our latest Creative Capital Award open application. It’s one of the most exciting parts of our work, when we invite artists working in all different disciplines and all over the country to submit their ambitious projects to us for support. The more than 4,000 submissions received span all genres, and applicants range in age from 25 to 96, and hail from all over the United States. We cannot wait to see what they have in store for us.
Artist Sharon Louden has made helping artists build sustainable practices a central part of her career. In a new four-part online workshop starting April 1, Louden will focus on sharing insights with artists on how to approach individuals without a referral, how to navigate existing opportunities, as well as create their own opportunities to build sustainable careers and creative lives.