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Creative Capital: New Subsidy Grant for Organizations

Dear Friends,

Creative Capital is pleased to announce a new Workshop Subsidy program made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation. Through this program, Creative Capital will be able to partner with organizations like yours to bring its Professional Development Program (PDP) to even more artists across the country in 2011 and 2012. Workshop Subsidy Grants are designed to broaden PDP's reach to more diverse artists and communities.

Organizations can apply for a select number of Workshop Subsidy Grants to offer PDP workshops for a reduced fee. Subsidies ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 are available for a limited number of Core Strategic Planning, Internet for Artists and Verbal Communications workshops (including a Spanish language offering) to take place in 2011 and 2012. The application deadline for 2011 workshops is 5:30pm eastern time on June 30, 2010.

Artists and organizations around the country confirm the dramatic impact of these workshops. Professional Development Program workshops have been described as "incredible," "amazing," "impactful," "powerful," "phenomenal" and "life-changing." Many organizations have worked to bring PDP workshops back to their communities in subsequent years, as they've seen a profound change in the careers of artists who have participated.

Partners have found that observing a workshop ahead of time can be extremely helpful in understanding its true value and impact, as well as in promoting workshops to artists in their own community. Limited Observer Travel Subsidy funds are available to assist with travel costs for potential partners who wish to observe a workshop.

For more information on the Workshop Subsidy program, click here or email

Alyson Pou
Director, Professional Development Program

About the Professional Development Program
Creative Capital created the Professional Development Program to share tools that help artists manage the business side of their art with greater efficiency and results. Growing from the successful strategies initially developed for grantees, over 3,000 artists in more than 45 communities around the country have learned about self-management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion, as well as how to use the internet and verbal communication to market their work.

About Creative Capital

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 successful and 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. For more information, visit

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.

PDP's Workshop Subsidy program is made possible by a special grant from The Kresge Foundation. 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.


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