Creative Capital Announces 2012 Grantees-There’s one Near You!

Propeller Group, TVC Communism, (video still)

Creative Capital, the “premier provider of risk capital in the arts” has announced its 2012 Grant recipients in visual arts and film, and the list of 46 projects (chosen from among 3,247 applications) includes loads of innovative Southern California artists:

Awards for visual arts went to Ken Gonzales-Day for Profiled, ongoing project that considers the institutionalization of racial and ethnographic categories in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade) for Post-Living Ante-Action Theater; The Propeller Group (Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen) for TVC Communism, a global marketing campaign that aims to rebrand communism using television commercials; Connie Samaras for Edge of Twilight/Tales of Tomorrow, shot at a lesbian RV retirement community; Jim Skuldt for Balcony Stateroom Int’l (Skuldelev 0), a lodging unit inside a standard 20-foot shipping container in order to transport himself internationally aboard a cargo ship, train, or truck; Kerry Tribe for The Language of Forgetting, which investigates the neurological condition of aphasia; Women (Scott Barry & Neil Doshi) for Connections Architecture/Design, a five-year, multi-phase, experimental design studio.

Although many of the visual awards were for films or video, media specific film awards went to Eric Dyer for his an animated film and installation project Short Ride in a Phat Machine and  Nina Menkes for Heatstroke, an existential murder mystery.

Creative Capital will provide the grantees with up to $50,000 in direct project funding, plus advisory services “valued at more than $40,000″ if anyone would pay market rates for them.

also by Bill Davenport

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