To act as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields.
In January 1999, Creative Capital was founded to stimulate greater support for individual artists. It funds innovative projects in four disciplines: visual arts, including installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, and public art; film and video arts; performing arts, including music, dance, theater, puppetry, and performance art; and emerging art fields, including all forms of digital work, and experimental literature. Projects that transcend discipline boundaries are welcomed. In 2004, Creative Capital assumed all administrative responsibilities for the Multi-Arts Production Fund, which it had managed for the Rockefeller Foundation since 2002. The MAP Fund is a competitive annual program to foster work in the performing arts that explores the dynamics of contemporary culture, and to support a diversity of artists and arts organizations.
The Creative Capital Web site provides an overview of the organization's grant cycle and process; information on how to apply for a grant; the Artist Toolbox, an annotated collection of career-resource sites; and the Creative Capital Channel, an online venue for funded projects, showcasing work by grantees. Those who tune in can learn about the artists, watch and listen to screenings, view still artwork, hear sound presentations, get up-to-date news, and find out about related events.