Creative Capital Professional Development Program

Posted on December 8, 2010

In this photo: Stephen Irwin, Chris Radtke, Lauren Argo, Alice Stites, Cynthia Norton, Stephen Reily, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Daniel Pfalzgraf, Brad White, Bryce Hudson, Russel Hulsey, Tiffany Carbonneau, Shannon Westerman, Jake Heustis, Leticia Bajuyo, Aron Conaway, Jesse Levesque Bishop, Todd Smith, Anne Peabody, Travis Shaffer, Mary Carothers, Che Rhodes, Sarah Lyon (behind the camera), Letitia Quesenberry, Monica Mahoney, Joyce Ogden

Sarah Lyon, along with 23 other Kentucky artists, was nominated to participate in the nationally renowned Professional Development Program of the Creative Capital Foundation of New York. artwithoutwalls sponsored this weekend-long workshop for visual artists Friday November 19 through Sunday, November 21, 2010. Workshops, presentations, and related activities took place at 21c MuseumHotel (700 West Main Street, Louisville).

Founded in 1999, Creative Capital is a groundbreaking organization that gives substantial grants and guidance to artists pursuing adventurous projects in a range of media and practices. The professional development program, which has been presented in cities all over the United States, is designed to help artists learn how to manage their artistic careers, fund and market their work, communicate effectively, and develop sustainable practices. This is the first time a Creative Capital Professional Development Program has been presented in Kentucky.

Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,500 artists through its Professional Development Program. For more information, visit

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