Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Grants in Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts

Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects, has announced guidelines and the application schedule for its 2012 grant cycle.

This year's program is open to artists working in emerging fields, literature, and performing arts. 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 is focused on the live performing arts and may include dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance, music-theater, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and theater.

Creative Capital is interested in supporting artists who demonstrate bold, inventive, and singular ideas in project form and content; are at a catalytic moment in their creative practice and career approach; are deeply engaged with and rigorously committed to their art form; have potential for significant artistic and cultural impact; and understand the professional landscape of their field. 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, and not a full-time student.

Amount: $10,000

Date due: March 1, 2012

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