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Hadley Creatives

Professional Development Seminar for Kentucky and
Indiana Artists in the Louisville Area for Career Advancement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital

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Deadline Date:

08/04/17 5:00 PM


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Professional development seminar for Kentucky and Indiana artists in the greater Louisville area who are at a pivotal point in their careers. The 6-month learning and engagement program will help artists cultivate an expanded peer network, build their professional practice, and dedicate time for reflection and planning.

Artists will be selected based on:
- Quality of work
- Commitment to artistic practice
- Artistic vision
- Motivation
- Readiness

Emphasis will be placed on selecting artists who:
- Have the creation of new work as the primary artistic focus (as compared to interpreting existing works).
- Demonstrate readiness to transition to a new phase of professionalism in their artistic career.
- Could benefit from setting goals and building new professional skills in support of their work.
- Could benefit from a new network of professional artist contacts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181875

Number of Grants:

Up to 15

Term of Contract:

The opening retreat is November 10, 2017, and the closing retreat is April 14, 2017.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Artists must be at least 18 years or older.

- Artists must demonstrate a readiness and eagerness to actively participate in the program and engage with fellow artists and facilitators in a meaningful way.

- Applicants must be generative rather than interpretive, including but not limited to writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, multi-media artists, photographers, and filmmakers.

- Artists must have a demonstrated history of devoting themselves to meaningful, focused artistic activity outside of a degree-granting program (minimum of 3 years). Hadley Creatives seeks artists who create original works of art, on an ongoing basis, within a specific artistic discipline, and who are pursuing this work as a means to livelihood or a way to achieve further recognition for their work.

- Applicants must live in the greater Louisville area. (The greater Louisville area is defined as Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington Counties in Indiana.)

- Applicants must be able to attend the opening retreat and closing workshops and all in-person sessions.

The Community Foundation and Creative Capital are committed to diversity in all its forms. Artists of color, artists with disabilities, and/or those who identify as LGBTQIA+ are especially encouraged to apply.

Artists who will be enrolled in BFA or MFA programs during the 6-month program are not eligible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An information session will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Louisville.

See Contact Information below to register.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions must be received no later than August 4 at 5:00 p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted. The application is administered online and all applications must be submitted through the online portal.

Artists invited to participate in Hadley Creatives will be required to attend and fully engage in the program. Please review the schedule found in the Information Packet in Supporting Documents below before submitting an application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sign up for the information session:

Apply online:

Anne McKune, Senior Program Officer, Mission & Impact

Community Foundation of Louisville
325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110
Waterfront Plaza, West Tower
Louisville, KY 40202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington Counties;   Kentucky: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties