Curious Creators Grants are BACK! – Curious Elixirs

Curious Creators Grants are BACK!

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On a rainbow background, text says "Curious Creators Grants brought to you by Curious Elixirs."
...calling all wordsmiths,
thespians, vibe-creators,
mixologists, comedians, 
creative risk-takers, 
filmmakers, designers, 
& music-makers…

Curious Elixirs is thrilled to announce the third annual Curious Creators Grants!
Applications are open NOW


The Curious Creators Grants will award over $12,000 in unrestricted funds for artists to pursue the creation of new works in eight categories. This year, we added a new category: COMEDY! 

Nearly 3,000 artists have applied since we launched this initiative, with more than $20,000 awarded.  

Notable past winners include: Writer Drew Pisarra, Chef Sinnidra Taylor (Codey's NoLa), dancer Brandon Gray, actor Chloe Baldwin, and dressmaker Ivy Thompson


Applications are open now. After applications close on September 8, judging begins. A Creative Council will choose five finalists in each category. Finalists will then be presented to the Curious Elixirs community for a final public vote to determine the winner. Winners will be announced in October. 

Available categories for submission are: 

  • Comedy - standup, shorts, podcasts—anything funny
  • Food + Beverage - culinary arts, food science + mixology
  • Images - photography, video, virtual space + beyond
  • Movement - dance, rhythm + all performance arts
  • Music - singing, playing, writing, editing + vibing
  • Style - serving looks, sewing, styling, beauty + design
  • Visual Arts - studio, multimedia, digital + graphic arts
  • Words - poetry, books, articles + theatrical writing

The winner of each category will be given a $1,500 cash grant, as well as complimentary studio space at Club Curious in Brooklyn. All finalists will receive Curious Cocktail Club memberships.


Judges include Comedian Natasha Pearl Hansen, Stand-up Comedians + Lady Journey Podcast Hosts Katie Hannigan and Sarah Tollemache, Food Stylist Tiffany Schleigh, Visual Artists Mati Gelman, Aaron Axelrod, Tila Studios Founder Tiffany LaTrice, Author Ransom Riggs, Photographer + Director Piper Ferguson, Director + Choreographer Princess Lockeroo, Dancer Brandon Gray, Prop Stylist + Set Designer Audrey Taylor, DJ + Music Supervisor Jason Kramer, and Musical Artists Kat Cunning and Madame Gandhi.


From Curious Founder JW Wiseman:

Curious was born out of a desire to transform culture. We’re a team of non-alcoholic innovators and are honored to be able to support our fellow creatives, especially in these times of rapidly rising costs. We encourage innovators and magic makers of all kinds to submit for our Curious Creator Grants!

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