Creative Capital Award Application Info Session - Miami

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Oolite Arts

924 Lincoln Road, Ground Floor

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award valued at $100,000, including $50,000 in project funding, and an additional $50,000 in career development services—all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas. The application, opening February 2020, is free and open to artists working in all disciplines across the country.

Creative Capital staff will present an overview of the organization and answer questions about the application process, the type of work they support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public—artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. For this session, we will be joined by Creative Capital Awardee Jillian Mayer, an artist and filmmaker, and María Elena Ortiz, a past reviewer of Creative Capital Award applications.

Check out Creative Capital's website for more information about the application and the Creative Capital Award. Please watch this information video about the application to help you come better prepared to this info session.

We look forward to meeting you!

Note: Capacity is limited and entrance is on a first come, first served basis. If you can't make this Info Session, we will have a series of online sessions.


About Jillian Mayer:

Jillian is an artist and filmmaker based in Miami, Florida. Through videos, sculptures, online experiences, photography, performances, and installations, Mayer explores how technology affects our lives, bodies, and identities. She investigates the points of tension between our online and physicals worlds and makes work that attempts to inhabit the increasingly porous borders between the two. In her collaborations with filmmaker Lucas Leyva, the artists create short films that cross disciplinary confines, between viral internet sensation to art world showings to film festivals, in subjects that highlight the unique landscapes of Miami, Florida.


About María Elena Ortiz:

María is Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she curated At the Crossroads: Critical Film and Video from the Caribbean (2014) and the upcoming exhibition, Firelei Báez (2015). Previously, she worked as the Curator of Contemporary Arts at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, where she organized several projects including Carlos Motta, The Shape of Freedom and Rita Ponce de León: David. Ortiz has also collaborated with institutions such as New Langton Arts, San Francisco; Teorética, San Jose, Costa Rica; the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco; and Tate Modern, London. In 2012, she curated Wherever You Roam at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach. Ortiz has contributed to writing platforms such as Fluent Collaborative, Curating Now, and Dawire. She has a Masters in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts (2010). In 2014, she was the recipient of the The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. As part of this research, Ortiz will be presenting an upcoming screening program titled, Video Islands, at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

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