The 2016 Creative Capital Awardees have been announced, and alumna LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (MFA Writing 2008) has been named an awardee in the Literature category for her project Global Studies, a collection of poems and flash prose that mimes the textbook structure to examine the ambiguity of history.
According to the Creative Capital website, the nonprofit invests in artists who shape the future. It has awarded $40 million to 642 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel, and career development services.
Three distinct categories distinguish the 46 projects (Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts), and this year only six grantees represent the literature component.
Drawing on venture-capital principles, Creative Capital seeks out artists’ projects that are bold, innovative, and genre-stretching, then surrounds those artists with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers.