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Grant Opportunity: Film/Video and Visual Arts Grants from Creative Capital

Deadline: 03-01-2012


Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. (This grant application open currently is for Film/Video and Visual Arts.)


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, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create artistically omnivorous work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.


With a commitment to freedom of expression and to furthering the most innovative ideas in the field, we often support projects that other foundations and organizations might initially overlook.


Creative Capital makes a multi-year commitment to its grantees, providing them with tailored financial and advisory support to enable their project’s success while building their capacity to sustain their careers. In its pioneering model of support, Creative Capital confronts the realities that working artists face in increasingly challenging times by offering career-, community- and confidence-building tools to enhance capacity for creative and professional success.


Our grants are valued at up to $87,000. For each project, we offer up to $50,000 in award monies (direct funding) and an additional suite of career development services valued at $37,000, making the Creative Capital grant one of the most generous awards in the arts.


Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s unique approach to support adapts to the fluid trajectory of the creative process. We provide funding and services over the course of each project, often working with artists from three to five years.


Editor’s Note: inquiry letters are due between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2011. Full applications will be due later by invitation only.


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