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Creative Capital Grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The deadline for submitting inquiries is March 1 at 4:00pm EST. Visit to learn more about the application process, read the grant guidelines and access the Inquiry Form.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft; who are boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; and who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be::

A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
At least 25 years old
A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
Not a full-time student

Applicants are invited to attend an in-person or online information session to learn more about the process.

Upcoming info sessions:

Philadelphia, PA: Friday, February 3, 12:30pm, The Painted Bride, 230 Vine Street.
ONLINE WEBINAR: Thursday, February 9, 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Houston, TX: Thursday, February 9, 7:30pm, DiverseWorks Arts Space, 1117 East Fwy.
Washington, DC: Friday, February 10, 12:30pm, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th Street SW.
Baltimore, MD: Saturday, February 11, 12:00pm, MICA PLACE, 814 North Collington Ave.
Tucson, AZ: Saturday, February 11, 2:00pm, Tucson Pima Arts Council Large Conference Room, 100 N Stone Ave. #303.
Tempe, AZ: Sunday, February 12, 2:00pm, ASU Memorial Union Building, 1290 S. Normal Ave., Room MU 246.
San Francisco, CA: Tuesday, February 14, 6:00pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Large Conference Room, enter at 130 3rd Street.
New York, NY: Thursday, February 16, 12:30pm, New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street.
ONLINE WEBINAR: Friday, February 24, 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

RSVP requested to for in-person sessions. The link to access online info sessions will be posted on our Info Sessions page on the morning of each session.

Questions? Visit or email

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