Wild Futures—2024 Award Cycle

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Wild Futures—2024 Award Cycle


In celebration of our upcoming 25th Anniversary, Creative Capital is pleased to announce “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact”— the one-time theme for our next grant cycle in 2023/2024. Over a two-year period, the Creative Capital Awards will provide up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of up to $50,000 with additional advisory services per project. Since our founding in 1999, Creative Capital has been committed to funding freedom of expression through groundbreaking ideas in art and to helping artists build sustainable careers through our transformative giving model of combining financial and professional support.

We invite artists to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the performing arts, technology, literature, visual arts, and moving image, which push boundaries formally and thematically, and/or venture into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts and future universes real or imagined. Ultimately, we seek proposals for groundbreaking new work—including, but not limited to, work that attends to the many relationships between social, economic, and environmental justice, and advances the global dialogue around critical issues impacting the sustainability of artists, our communities, our planet, and beyond.

2024—50 Awards

Visual Arts: including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture, design, multimedia, installation, video art, new genres, craft, and socially engaged and/or sustainable visual art-based practices
Moving Image/Film: including experimental film, short film, animation, documentary film, narrative film, and socially engaged and/or sustainable moving image-based practices

2024 Creative Capital Awards Timeline
Artists will be able to submit applications for their projects in Visual Arts and Moving Image. These dates may change.

March 1 to March 31, 2023: Letter of Inquiries (LOI) accepted
March 31, 2023 4:00 PM [Eastern Time / New York Time]: LOI deadline
July 2023: Notification of advancement to Round II
September 2023: Notification of advancement to Final Panel Review
January 2024: Public announcement of 2024 Creative Capital Awards