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.
2017 HADLEY CREATIVES
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.