Creative Capital Film Video Grant
TV, Web, Documentary, Narrative
Founded in 1999, Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project.
Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed over $45 million in project funding and advisory support to 561 projects representing 700 artists.
Working in long term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees.
Our selection process includes three steps: inquiry, application and panel review. We work with arts professionals from across the country in a concerted effort to select a roster of projects reflecting a nation of work. We strive to support diversity in all its forms—gender, race/ethnicity, geographic distribution, artforms and creative process, age, and experience. We also pride ourselves on a final roster that often features artists discovered and rediscovered.
Creative Capital is interested in artists who:
- Demonstrate bold, inventive and singular ideas in project form and content
- Are at a catalytic moment in their creative practice and approach to their career
- Are deeply engaged with and rigorously committed to their art form
- Have potential for significant artistic and cultural impact
- Understand the professional landscape of their field
To be eligible for a Creative Capital award, 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
- An applicant cannot be a full-time student
Film/Video may include animation, experimental film or video, installation, interdisciplinary projects, non-traditional documentary or narrative. Projects may be intended for projection, hand- held devices, the web, television, galleries, etc.
The Creative Capital Award application is a ten-month process that begins with the first deadline annually in February.
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