Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Supported By Many PNY Members, 2016 Creative Capital Awards Given In Literature, Performing Arts
Pioneering artist support organization Creative Capital has announced its 2016 awardees, funding 46 projects selected from a nationwide pool of 2,500 proposals. The artistic disciplines being funded this year are: literature, performing arts and emerging fields. Drawing on venture-capital principles, Creative Capital seeks out artists’ projects that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching, then surrounds those artists with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers.
The 2016 Creative Capital awardees are an incredible group of creative thinkers, representing 63 artists at all stages of their careers with an age range of 28 to 65 years old. More than half are women; and more than half identify as people of color. Each funded project will receive up to 50,000 USD in direct funding and additional resources and advisory services—such as financial consulting and communications support—valued at 45,000 USD, making the organization’s total 2016 investment more than 4,370,000 USD.
Many of these projects reflect Creative Capital’s commitment to artist-activists, who are engaging some of the most significant and hotly debated issues of our time. Projects receiving funding span a wide range of genres and forms, including an exhibition and book on the histories of transgender communities, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea as a Latin American variety show, and an opera examining America’s relationship with guns. . .
Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Lambent Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Muriel Pollia Foundation, Paige West, The Theo Westenberger Estate, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Cordish Family Foundation, Sylvia Golden, Rappaport Family Foundation, Stephen Reily & Emily Bingham, Catharine & Jeffrey Soros, and more than 350 other institutional and individual donors.