Monday, September 26, 2011

Creative Capital Executive Director Provides Free Grant Information Session

On October 18, Ruby Lerner, president and executive director of Creative Capital, will be at Portland Public Library to answer questions regarding their current and upcoming grant rounds.

Creative Capital supports artists creating adventurous and imaginative work in Visual Arts, Film/Video, Performing Arts, Innovative Literature and Emerging Fields. In 2012, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts. The online letter of inquiry form opens on February 1, 2012 and closes on March 1, 2012.

Far from a traditional funder, Creative Capital is committed to working in long-term partnership with the bold and groundbreaking artists that they fund, making a multi-year financial commitment while providing advisory and professional development services. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, Creative Capital supports artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their artforms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

Any working artist with at least five years of professional experience who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident and at least 25 years old is eligible to apply. Selected grantees receive up to $50,000 in direct support and a suite of services valued at more than $37,000.

The session, in Meeting Room 5 of the Portland Public Library, is free and open to the public. RSVP to

For more information on Creative Capital, including past recipients and current work, please visit

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