Professional Development for Artists

A View from Three Sides of the Table


Monday, October 10, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Alyson Pou, director, Professional Development Program, Creative Capital.

Presented by Roberto Bedoya, executive director, Tucson Pima Arts Council; Cora Mirikitani, president and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation; Nancy Trovillion, deputy director, North Carolina Arts Council.

In these tough economic times the funding community is striving to leverage limited resources to continue supporting artists in ways that will help them succeed and flourish. Providing artists with the tools for a sound professional practice is a good way to do this. Drawing on ten years experience delivering professional development workshops to artists, Alyson Pou, designer of Creative Capital’s Profession Development Program model, will present case studies that highlight what she and her grantmaking colleagues has learned about artists needs, and what curricula and teaching methods have been most (and least) successful.