VIP Events

Creative Capital welcomes Board, National Advisory Council, and major supporters to our VIP events. Space is limited. For more information, please contact [email protected].

February 26, 2024, 7-8:00PM PT
Nurturing Risk in Artistic Practice: The Evolution of Artist Support at Creative Capital
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Drawing from the expertise of artists based in the LA area, Edgar Arceneaux and Sandy Rodriguez, and hosted by Christine Kuan, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, panelists will discuss what conditions are needed for free, artistic expression and how Creative Capital has played a role in funding some of the most groundbreaking artists working across the visual arts, performing arts, technology, literature, film, multidisciplinary and socially engaged forms.

February 27, 2024, 6-9:30PM PST
Los Angeles Artist Gathering
Paloma, Venice Beach, CA
Enjoy drinks and a casual buffet with Creative Capital Awardees. This event is open to all Creative Capital Awardees. It’s a chance to connect with artists and friends, learn about new projects-in-progress, and build our community on the West Coast. This event will take place just before Frieze LA Vernissage.

March 1, 2024, 9:30PM 
Pamela Sneed: A Tribute to Big Mama Thornton
Joe’s Pub, New York, NY

A Tribute to Big Mama Thornton by Pamela Sneed (2023 Grantee), poet and performer, will honor legend Big Mama Thornton in the form of a musical and text. Backed by a world class band including Viva De Concini and Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks and more, Sneed covers Thornton’s greatest hits and to tribute the blues singer who helped found Rock and Roll.

April 10–14, 2024
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Receive a VIP pass for two people to the preview of EXPO CHICAGO featuring the work of Lorraine O’Grady (2015 Grantee) as well as an invitation to a private gathering with Creative Capital artists. EXPO CHICAGO is a platform for showcasing leading international work in contemporary art and culture. In her career spanning over four decades, O’Grady’s approach of cultural criticism has put her as a leading intellectual voice within the art world. She is a pioneering conceptual artist who “offers an alternative to the Western winners-and-losers thinking” as described by The New York Times.

June 17, 2024, 6:00-7PM cocktails, 7:00-10PM dinner
2024 Awardee Dinner
Bottino, New York, NY

Seated private dinner with 2024 Creative Capital Awardees in Visual Arts & Film. By invitation only.

June 18, 2024
Creative Capital Carnival

Metrograph, New York, NY

Creative Capital Carnival 3rd edition will feature a private screening of our 2024 Awardees project videos in Visual Arts and Film/Moving Image at Metrograph Theater in New York City. The screening will begin with a panel discussion with luminaries James Schamus, Lorraine O’Grady, and Nikyatu Jusu and be followed by a cocktail reception.

September 26-28, 2024
Patron Trip: 60th Venice Biennale
Venice, Italy

In celebration of Jeffrey Gibson (2005 Creative Capital Grantee) representing the US for the 60th Venice Art Biennale, we cordially invite you to join us for our exclusive patron trip from September 26–28, 2024. We will offer an immersive experience that connects the national pavilions of the Biennale with Venetian contemporary artists, the rich medieval local history, and spectacular Italian culinary experiences. Fee to participate (includes two nights accommodation): $3,800 for 1 person (single occupancy) or $5,300 for 2 people (double occupancy).