Hadley Creatives Announced

The Community Foundation of Louisville is pleased to announce a call for applications for Hadley Creatives, a six-month learning and engagement experience for local artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers. The online application opens Friday, July 7, at www.hadleycreatives.org and will remain open until Friday, August 4.

Developed in partnership with Creative Capital, a New York-based nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country, Hadley Creatives will help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning. Through a competitive application process, up to 15 artists who demonstrate potential and readiness to pursue a career as a working artist will be selected for Hadley Creatives. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

“Through Hadley Creatives, the Community Foundation seeks to generate long-term impact for the individual participating artists,” said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “However, as a force for good in community, we are also interested in cultivating and supporting a thriving arts community – one that attracts artists and creative professionals and nurtures cultural institutions, both new and established. Hadley Creatives is just one of the ways we are doing that.”

Applicants and interested community members are encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Louisville, 325 W. Main Street, Suite #1110, Louisville, KY 40202. To reserve a seat for the session, RSVP online at www.hadleycreatives.org.

The Community Foundation of Louisville is working closely with Creative Capital to build the six-month program. Creative Capital’s approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—surrounds artists with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed nearly $40 million in financial and advisory support to 500+ projects around the country.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Creative Capital as we build Hadley Creatives,” said Anne McKune, Senior Program Officer at the Community Foundation of Louisville and staff lead on the program. “Their work is driven by a proven framework of investing in local artists, sharing resources, and building community and those principles align perfectly with our vision for the Hadley Creatives program.”

Hadley Creatives is supported by the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. The Community Foundation designed Hadley Creatives and the Hadley Prize, a $5,000 prize that supports an enrichment experience for the winning artist, as a way to nurture creative professionals and support a thriving arts economy throughout Louisville. Both of these programs support the broad vision of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, the long-term plan for the arts in this community.

Contact Anne McKune with any questions at [email protected].