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PDP Announces Subsidy Grant Awardees

September 23, 2010



Earlier this year, Creative Capital's Professional Development Program (PDP) launched a new Workshop Subsidy Grant program, made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation. We are pleased to announce the 19 recipients of our 2011 Workshop Subsidy Grants: Alliance of Artists Communities (Providence, RI) • Alternate ROOTS (Atlanta, GA) • Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin, TX) • Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (TN) • Broward Cultural Division (Fort Lauderdale, FL) • Beet Street (Fort Collins, CO) • Brooklyn Arts Council (NY) • City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture (CA) • City of Saxman (Ketchikan, AK) • DiverseWorks ArtSpace (Houston, TX) • The Field (New York, NY) • Latino Arts Network (Pasadena, CA) • Louisiana Division of the Arts (Baton Rouge, LA) • Nevada Arts Council (Reno, NV) • North Carolina Arts Council (Raleigh, NC) • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers (PA) • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR) • Tucson Pima Arts Council (AZ) • Z Space (San Francisco, CA) In addition to these recipients, nine organizations were identified as pilot partners to receive subsidized workshops in 2010: Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ) • artwithoutwalls (Louisville KY) • Louisiana Division of the Arts (Baton Rouge, LA) • Montana Arts Council (Helena, MT) • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (FL) • New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY) • North Carolina Arts Council (Raleigh, NC) • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NY) • Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (Oklahoma City, OK) These grant recipients represent 19 states and as many diverse artist communities. They include past partners, who have brought PDP to their communities in past years, and new partner organizations, who will offer the program for the first time. Additional Subsidy Grants will be available for 2012 workshops. The application for the 2012 Workshop Subsidy Program will launch in January 2011. Please visit the PDP website and click here to receive updates on the Subsidy Program. About Creative Capital and PDP 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 a sustainable practice 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 in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program. Creative Capital created the Professional Development Program (PDP) to share with the broader arts community the tools and methods developed to help its grantees manage the business side of their art with greater efficiency and results. Through workshops led by Creative Capital grantees and other arts professionals, PDP teaches artists about self-management, strategic planning, fundraising, verbal communication, promotion and maximizing online capabilities to help them expand their skills and build more sustainable practices. Creative Capital currently receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors. The Workshop Subsidy Program is made possible by a special grant from The Kresge Foundation, which allows PDP to offer a number of subsidized workshops to presenting partners throughout 2011 and 2012. PDP was established through the generous support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the program is also made possible through the continuing support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation. Back to Listing