Furthering our commitment to supporting individual artists and enriching the cultural landscape, Creative Capital administers three affiliate programs that provide support to writers and artists: The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, The Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards and The Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP Fund).
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports 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 articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects and aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. For more information, visit www.artswriters.org.
The Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards (DDPAA), launched in Fall 2011 in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), supports individual artists in contemporary dance, theater and jazz for extended professional and artistic development. The program is designed to empower, invest in and celebrate notable performing artists, allowing for long-term exploration and research needs unmet by traditional project support. Over the ten-year life of the program, DDPAA will select and support 200 artists through unrestricted grants and access to Creative Capital’s professional development services. Additional funds are available for audience development and to match contributions to artists’ retirement accounts. DDPAA is part of the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative, a new ten-year, $50 million program. For more information, visit www.ddpaa.org.
In 2001, Creative Capital assumed operations of the MAP Fund, which provides project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline. Funded in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation since 2008 and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2010, the MAP Fund was established by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1989 and has distributed over $20 million to approximately 900 projects in 35 states. Projects have been undertaken in every region of the United States as well as internationally, and by conservative estimate have touched over two million audience members. With the exception of the National Endowment for the Arts, MAP is the largest open-access grant for performance practices, in terms of both the total number of applications reviewed and the amount of funds awarded. For more information, visit www.mapfund.org.