At the Community Foundation of Louisville, our vision is a community where people and place thrive. We know that a thriving community is one that nurtures individual artists and cultural institutions. Through the support of our generous donors and our unrestricted funds, the Community Foundation of Louisville invests millions of dollars each year in the arts economy. And as we explored how we could better support individual working artists, an idea emerged: a program driven by a proven framework of investing in local artists, sharing resources, and building community. From that, Hadley Creatives was born.
Developed in partnerships with Creative Capital, a New York-based nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country, Hadley Creatives is a 6-month learning and engagement experience for local artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. Through a competitive application process, we selected fifteen artists who demonstrated a strong creative vision and a readiness to pursue or extend their career as a working artist. The six-month program will help the selected local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning.
The 2018 Hadley Creatives application will open in July 2018. If you are interested in learning more, please review the Application Information Packet at the link below. This document includes information about eligibility, application questions, and selection criteria.
If you would like to receive updates about Hadley Creatives and other opportunities for local artists, email Anne at the email address listed below.
15 Artists. 6 Months. We Are Investing. Meet Your 2017 Hadley Creatives.