Creative Capital to Provide Professional Development Training for Artists with Knight Foundation Funding

New York, NY (March 1, 2018) — Creative Capital announced today that it is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The support will fund weekend workshops for artists who have received funding through the Knight Arts Challenge in Akron, Detroit, Miami, and St. Paul. The workshops will be held from April to June in partnership with local arts organizations as part of Creative Capital’s ongoing commitment to provide career development resources to artists around the country. The offerings will also serve as spaces for networking and community-building among participants of the Knight Arts Challenge.

Designed as an initiative for funding the best ideas for engaging and enriching communities through the arts, the Knight Arts Challenge aligns with Creative Capital’s mission of supporting sustainable artistic practices nationwide. “This funding from Knight Foundation will foster deeper connections with thought leaders and organizations already doing incredible work,” said Creative Capital President & Executive Director Suzy Delvalle. “These workshops are designed for artists to acquire techniques and build relationships that will further their success in their communities.” Integrating strategic planning, business management, communications, fundraising, and marketing, the content offered through these courses serves as a guide for managing thriving, fulfilling careers.

“Artists need to acquire additional skillsets to thrive in our world today. Creative Capital offers top-flight training in the skill sets our artists need,” said Victoria Rogers, VP/Arts at Knight Foundation. “We hope these workshops help them further develop their careers, so that they can continue to produce works that engage and delight us all.”

Workshops
April 20-22: Detroit, Michigan hosted by Creative Many
April 27-29: Akron, Ohio hosted by ArtsNow Akron
May 18-20: Miami, Florida hosted by the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
June 1-3: St. Paul, Minnesota. hosted by Film North
Workshops are open to Knight Arts Challenge winners in each city. Eligible artists will be contacted and provided registration details.

About Creative Capital
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Its pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build more sustainable careers. Learn more at creative-capital.org.

Creative Capital receives major support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York Community Trust, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Jane Brown and Neil Didriksen, Paige West, Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham, The Theo Westenberger Estate, and more than 100 other institutional and individual donors.

About John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

Press Contact
Michael Gibbons
Director of Marketing & Communications, Creative Capital
michael@creative-capital.org