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Artists working in all disciplines can apply for the Creative Capital Awards, which provides innovative project ideas with funding and advisory services valued at $100,000 per award. The application is now open through February 29.

About the Award

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at more than $50,000, for a total commitment of over $100,000 per project.

The application for the Creative Capital Awards is open to artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all disciplines through 4pm ET on February 29, 2020.

To select the Creative Capital Awards, we work with arts professionals from across the country in a concerted effort to reflect a nation of work. We strive to support diversity in all its forms—including disciplines, gender, ability, race, ethnicity, geographic distribution, art forms and creative process, age, and experience.


The Creative Capital Award application is a several-month process that happens on an annual basis, and occurs on the following timeline.

February 1 through February 29 at 4pm ET: Open Application
Project proposals will be accepted in a free and open application through the month of February. Along with project title, descriptions, and selection of up to two disciplines, applications include questions about the goals of the project, work samples, and provide a total budget number for the project.

July: Second Round Review
Projects selected to advance to the second round will be notified at this time. Project proposals will be reviewed by a new pool of evaluators in this phase. No additional material will need to be submitted.

October: Panel Review
Projects chosen to advance to panel review will be asked for a project update and will be reviewed for a final panel of evaluators. No additional material will need to be submitted.

November: Decision
Panel meetings will be held in New York City in the fall. Projects will be chosen for support and submitted to the board of directors for final approval. Selected artists will be notified of the decision before the end of the year, and will be invited to attend an orientation in the spring, and the Creative Capital Artist Retreat in the summer.

December: Announcement
A public announcement of the Creative Capital Awards will be made in the winter.