Retreat & Gatherings


We organize gatherings around the country that include the Creative Capital Artist Retreat. These gatherings provide important networking and collaboration-building opportunities, as well as connections to local communities, cultural leaders, and supporters of the arts. From informal dinners to multi-day discussions and workshops, we believe in the power of uniting around innovative and brave ideas.

The Creative Capital Artist Retreat brings together invited guests of more than 300 artists, arts professionals, and supporters for the exchange of ideas and expertise. The retreat offers awardees important networking and collaboration-building opportunities, as well as connections to presenters and producers who can help bring their works to the public. This exciting multi-day occasion includes project presentations by awardees, social gatherings, one-on-one meetings, anchored by a spirit of community.

 


2019 Artist Retreat

The 2019 Artist Retreat took place in June at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, with 70 artists gathering to make their Creative Capital Projects come to life with the help of more than 100 arts professionals who were in attendance. Awardees presented about their work covering a broad range of genres and subjects, from poetry dedicated to extinct species, to a puppet installation imagining the legacy of plastic, to a performance exploring a personal connection to the trans-Atlantic slave trade—all representing a diversity of work by some of the most groundbreaking artists in the country.

Learn more about the gathering


Past Retreats

Watch presentations from the 2019 Creative Capital Artist Retreat.

Watch presentations from the 2016 Creative Capital Artist Retreat.

Watch presentations from the 2015 Creative Capital Artist Retreat.

Watch presentations from the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat.


The Dinners Project

In October 2018, Creative Capital launched the Dinners Project as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, designed to encourage nuanced artistic thinking and organizing in politics nationwide.

Learn more about the Dinners Project.