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APPLY NOW for a Creative Capital Award in Performing Arts, Emerging Fields or Literature!

February 2, 2015

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. Click here to begin!

The submission deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:00pm EST.

Visit to learn more about the application process, read the award guidelines and access the online Inquiry Form.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. Since 1999, our awards program has committed $35 million in funding and advisory services to 465 projects representing 579 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 $45,000.

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

Emerging Fields may include architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary, new genres and sound art. 

Literature may include fiction, genre-defying literary work, nonfiction and poetry. 

Performing Arts may include dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance, music-theater, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and theater. The focus is on the live performing arts.

Questions? Visit or email [email protected].

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