The Creative Work Fund supports artists and nonprofit organizations in creating new art works through collaboration. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers, and art-making as a profound contribution to the strengthening of communities. Project support grants are offered in multiple disciplines, and artists receive a large majority of each award. Since its founding in 1994 with funds from the Haas family, the Creative Work Fund has awarded more than $10 million in grants to more than 250 artists. A grant to the Fund will enable it to increase the number of awards given each year, stretch the organization’s outreach to better serve outlying counties, and continue to foster collaborations between artists and organizations that address an array of vital community issues.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Creative Work Fund
Founded in 1994, and led by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the Creative Work Fund is a collaborative philanthropic effort to support individual artists in creating new works. As of August 2012, the Creative Work Fund has awarded more than 230 grants totaling approximately $8.5 million. It is unique among other local opportunities for artists because its guidelines stipulate that two-thirds of the project support must be paid to artists to cover their direct expenses. It also supports work in counties under-served by philanthropy and collaborations between artists and non-arts organizations. Roughly twenty artist/organization teams are chosen annually by peer panels of artists for significant grants of up to $40,000. Renewed support would help this vibrant program continue to support exciting new Bay Area performances.
for the Creative Work Fund
The Walter and Elise Haas Fund’s Creative Work Fund supports San Francisco Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations in creating new art works through collaboration. The Creative Work Fund celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers, and art-making as an important avenue for strengthening communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Creative Work Fund has awarded more than $12 million in grants to more than 250 Bay Area artists in multiple artistic disciplines.