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[CALL] Creative Capital Application Deadline is February 28

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. The submission deadline is Friday, February 28 at 4:00pm EST.

Visit to learn more about the application process, read the award guidelines and access the online Inquiry Form. You can also watch a video with application tips from Ruby Lerner and Lisa Dent on our blog,The Lab.

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Our Award Program
Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. Since 1999, our awards program has committed $30 million in funding and advisory services to 419 projects representing 529 artists.

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. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

Who Can Apply?
Creative Capital is one of the only national organizations that offers awards to individual artists through an open application process. 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

What are we funding this year
Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) may include animation, experimental film or video, installation, interdisciplinary projects, non-traditional documentary or narrative. Projects may be intended for projection, hand-held devices, the web, television, galleries, etc.

Visual Arts may include architecture/design, contemporary crafts, installation, interdisciplinary projects, moving image, painting, photo-based work, public art, sculpture, or works on paper. Projects may be site-specific or intended for display in galleries, on the web, etc.

Questions? Visit or email


About Creative Capital
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists, and our Professional Development Program has reached 7,000 artists in more than 300 communities through workshops and webinars. For more information,

Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, The Theo Westenberger Estate, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Lambent Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Ford Foundation, Muriel Pollia Foundation, Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation, Catharine & Jeffrey Soros, Paige West, Clifton Foundation, Cordish Family Foundation, Sylvia Golden, Rappaport Family Foundation, Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham, and John L. Thomson, in addition to support from more than 400 other institutional and individual donors. Additional support for the Professional Development Program is provided by Kresge Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Tequila Herradura, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.