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Creative Capital Grants Writers' Opportunities
By Douglas Lorah
In the spring of 2005, Creative Capital Foundation will accept proposals for its 200506 grant cycle supporting work in the performing arts and emerging fields. The nonprofit arts organization will begin accepting applications on February 14, 2005. Apps will be found on the foundation's website, www.creative-capital.org. The deadline for completed Inquiry Forms is March 14, 2005.
This year, innovative literature has been added to the emerging fields category. According to Sean Elwood, director of grantmaking & artist services, "We define innovative literature as work created by writers who challenge traditional notions of literary forms and concepts. We are interested in projects by literary artists who are striving to express themselves in alternative ways through manipulating language, formal
structures, or new processes." Innovative literature may include projects working in or transcending the genre categories of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
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. 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)
March 14, 2005 - Deadline for completed Inquiry Forms
June 2005 - Notification of results; applicants selected
January 2006 - Announcement of awards