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Professional Development for Artists

CultureSource and Creative Capital offer free professional development resources for artists affiliated with our member organizations, fiscally sponsored projects, and CultureSource grantees.

Eligible artists are invited to join an online learning community to access a range of asynchronous courses on professional writing, career documentation, practical administration, self-promotion, and more. The platform also hosts Artist Labs, a space for artists to share their work and receive feedback.

What You’ll Learn

CultureSource and Creative Capital believe that professional education is key to helping artists build sustainable careers. The curriculum combines evergreen elements of artist professional development with contemporary critical frameworks to create cohesive, asynchronous courses, which artists around the world can take free of charge.

Here’s a preview of what artists will learn through this program:

  • Art, Politics, and the Stakes of Representation
  • Self Presentation: Artist Statement + Bio + Resume
  • Professional Writing: Project Proposals + Descriptions
  • Career Documentation: Work Samples + Archiving
  • Practical Administration: Timelines + Budgets + Planning
  • Articulating Your Practice: Artist Talks + Elevator Pitches
  • Promoting Your Work: Press Releases + Interviews
  • Online Presence: Website + Social Media

About Creative Capital

Founded in 1999, Creative Capital Foundation uplifts underserved, risk-taking artists with unrestricted project grants, professional development, and community-building services to advance freedom of expression and foster sustainable careers.

Creative Capital combines direct funding to individual artists with long-term support through professional development services, industry connections, peer mentorship, and community-building. Creative Capital has awarded $55 million in grants and services to artists, and serves more than 250,000 artists each year based in regional communities with in-person and online educational programs and artist resources.

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