Impending Universes Unveiled In Creative Capital’s “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards

Story narratives unfold as various 66 individual artists showcase their projects, zeroing in on technology, performing arts, and literature.

Creative Capital is pleased to announce the 2023 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” Awards, which will fund the creation of experimental, risk-taking projects that push boundaries formally and thematically, venturing into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts, and future universes real or imagined. 

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Through 50 groundbreaking projects —comprising 66 individual artists— Creative Capital is zeroing in on technology, performing arts, literature, and multidisciplinary and socially engaged forms. Awardees will receive varying amounts up to $50,000 in direct funding to help finance their projects and build thriving artistic careers. The award provides a range of grant services from industry connections and financial planning to peer mentorship and community-building opportunities. Grant funding is unrestricted and may be used for any purpose to advance the project, including, but not limited to, studio space, housing, groceries, staffing, childcare, equipment, computers, and travel. The combined value of the 2023 Creative Capital Awards totals more than $2.5 million in artist support.

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“The 2023 Creative Capital cohort reaffirms the unpredictable and radical range of ideas alive in the arts today—from artists working in Burkina Faso to Cambodia and across the United States. We continue to see our democratic, open-call grantmaking process catalyze visionary projects that will influence our communities, our culture, and our environment,” shared Christine Kuan, President & Executive Director. 

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Creative Capital recognizes the important role artists play in influencing our future society. As part of this “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” grant cycle, the organization invited the awardees to indicate if their project is tied to any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Creative Capital embraces an expansive definition of “sustainability” reaching far beyond climate change and the environmental challenges we face—including good health and wellbeing, affordable and clean energy, reduced inequalities, life on land, peace, justice, and strong institutions. The next 2024 Creative Capital grant cycle, “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” will be focused on visual arts, film, and moving image. 

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See the 2023 Creative Capital Artists and Projects below:

2023 Creative Capital Grantees

Paula Gaetano Adi
Indira Allegra
Katherine Behar
Caitlin Berrigan
Cezanne Charles & John Marshall
Bang Geul Han
Brian House
Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain
Eto Otitigbe, Michael DiCarlo, & Amanda Kerdahi

Performing Arts 

Theater & Multidisciplinary
Ron Athey
Liz Ferrer & Bow Ty
Ain Gordon
Samar Haddad King
Xandra Ibarra
Aaron Landsman
Ethan Lipton
Kimi Maeda
Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser
Joan Osato & Sunhui Chang
Heather Raffo
Hilari Scarl


Solo Badolo & Jacob Bamogo
Stefanie Batten Bland
Sidra Bell & Immanuel Wilkins
Yanira Castro
Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya
Laurel Lawson & Sydney Skybetter
Yvonne Meier
Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener
Prumsodun Ok
Jasmine Orpilla
Mariana Valencia

Jazz & Music

Jaimeo Brown, Frumiesha Brown, Jaleel Shaw, & Chris Sholar
Terri Lyne Carrington
Brent Michael Davids
Sister Engineering
Terry Jenoure
Kassa Overall


Brea Baker
Emily Bass
Kelli Jo Ford
Kristin Leong
Trisha Low
heidi andrea restrepo rhodes & Tala Khanmalek
Laurie Sheck
Pamela Sneed
Meredith Talusan
Joe Whittle
Anicka Yi

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