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Creative Capital Grants Available in 2005

November 15, 2004



_Arts foundation will award up to 40 grants for performing arts and emerging fields; innovative literature added_ NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2004) – In the spring of 2005, Creative Capital Foundation will accept proposals for its 2005–06 grant cycle supporting work in the performing arts and emerging fields. The nonprofit arts organization has implemented a new application process: to apply for a grant, artists must first submit an Inquiry Form, which will be available February 14, 2005 on the foundation’s website, www.creative-capital.org. The deadline for completed Inquiry Forms is March 14, 2005; those invited to apply will be notified in June 2005. This year, innovative literature has been added to the emerging fields category. According to Sean Elwood, director of grantmaking & artist services, “Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, as well as genre-defying work by writers who demonstrate exceptional stylistic, linguistic, and formal originality. We are interested in projects by literary artists who not only express themselves with great dexterity but also find ways to push literature in new and surprising directions. Playwrights should apply in the Performing Arts category.” As in past grant rounds, forty funded projects will receive approximately $400,000 in initial grants. In addition, grantees are eligible for follow-up support in the form of advisory services and additional financial assistance. Programs To Date Now in its fifth year, the New York-based foundation has awarded more than $3.2 million in grants and supplemental support to 158 artists from 24 states and the District of Columbia. Creative Capital is currently in the process of selecting grantees in visual arts and film/video. Those grant winners will be announced in early 2005. Grant Calendar 2005–06 February 14, 2005 Inquiry Forms available (Performing Arts & Emerging Fields/Innovative Literature)
March 14, 2005 Deadline for completed Inquiry Forms
June 2005 Notification of results; applicants selected
January 2006 Announcement of awards About Creative Capital Founded in January 1999, Creative Capital Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports individual artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the visual and performing arts, film/video, and in emerging fields/innovative literature. A complete list of grantees, profiles of funded projects, and up-to-date grant cycle information can be found online at the foundation’s website.

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