Creative Capital Foundation

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65 Bleecker St.
Fl. 7
New York, New York 10012
United States

Tel: 212-598-9900
Fax: 212-598-4934

Email: connect@creative-capital.or



Support Provided

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. 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 is the only national grantmaking organization with an open application process that supports individual artists across all disciplines. Unlike most grantmaking organizations, 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.

The Grant Cycle 

Creative Capital follows a three-year grant cycle: In the first year, we issue grants in Visual Arts and Film/Video. The following year, we award grants in Performing Arts, Emerging Fields and Innovative Literature. In the third year, we do not issue additional grants; rather, we invest in the continued support of funded projects, focusing on tracking progress, seeing projects to successful completion and assisting with future opportunities.



Open submissions for projects in Film/Video and Visual Arts:
Open submissions for projects in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts: February 1 - March 1, 2012

Additional Programs:

Arts Writers Grant Program


The Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The first program of its type, it was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for books, articles, short-form writing, and blogs/new and alternative media projects and aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.


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