January 5, 2005

Creative Capital to Grant Innovative Literature

by Scott Rettberg · , 7:49 am

The Creative Capital Foundation has announced that during the 2005-06 grant cycle, they will accept proposals for innovative literature in their emerging fields category. Creative Capital is a nonprofit organization, which acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. They work in partnership with the artists whom they fund, providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with multi-faceted financial aid and promotional support throughout the life of each Creative Capital project. In their press release, they 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.” To apply for a grant, artists must first submit an Inquiry Form, which will be available February 14, 2005 on the foundation’s website. The deadline for completed Inquiry Forms is March 14, 2005; those invited to apply will be notified in June 2005.