Creative Capital, a New York-based funding and development agency, has announced the recipients of its 2021 Creative Capital Awards. In total, 35 projects and the work of 42 individual artists have been recognized. Each project will receive up to US$50,000 in project funding, as well as additional career development services.
The projects were drawn from nearly 4,000 applications and selected by an eight-member, multidisciplinary panel composed of expert curators, producers, other arts professionals and past awardees.
The projects originated in 12 different U.S. states and territories. Of the 42 artists, 76% identify as being persons of color, 55% as female and 10% identify as having a disability. They range in age from their 20s through their 70s.
Applications for the next cycle of Creative Capital Awards will open February 1, 2021.
Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and over 100 other institutional and individual donors.
Documentary recipients are listed below. For the full list of recipients and panelists, visit the Creative Capital website.
William D. Caballero
Los Angeles, CA
Animation, Documentary Film
I Didn’t See You There
untitled (Nevada, Utah)
Documentary Film, Video Art
Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Documentary Film, Experimental Film
Débora Souza Silva
Documentary Film, Artistic Activism