Hadley Creatives Class of 2017

Fifteen Louisville-based artists have been selected to participate in Hadley Creatives, a new program developed and supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Hadley Creatives was designed as a way to nurture creative professionals and support a thriving arts economy throughout Louisville. Through a competitive application process, artists who demonstrated a strong creative vision and a readiness to pursue a career as a working artist were selected.

The six-month program will help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning.

“From poetry to new media, stop-motion animation to printmaking, the 2017 Hadley Creatives represent the best of what Louisville’s arts community has to offer,” says Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville.


Miranda Becht, Sculpture

Sandra Charles, Oil Painting

Elizabeth Foley, Printmaking

Devin French, Glass

Valerie Fuchs, Digital/Sound

Hanna Drake, Poetry/Spoken Word

Brianna Harlan, Printmaking

Vallorie Henderson, Fiber Art

Autumn Lindsey, Ceramics

Lance Newman II, Poetry/Creative Writing

Elmer Lopez, Sculpture

Cynthia Norton, Performance

Rebecca Norton, Painter

Roy Taylor, Animation

Darrick Wood, Sound/Radio

The Community Foundation of Louisville has worked closely with Creative Capital to build the six-month program. Creative Capital is a New York-based nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country by surrounding them with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers.

Hadley Creatives kicked off on Friday, Nov. 10, with a 2-day artist retreat at 21c Museum Hotel. During the Core Weekend, led by a team of trainers and facilitators from Creative Capital, the 15 participating artists attended sessions on strategic and business planning, securing funding and communication for artists.


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