Creative Capital, the New York–based nonprofit that supports artists experimenting in their fields through funding, counsel and career-development services, and free programming, announced today that Jane Brown, Michelle Coffey, Hasan Elahi, Bill Foulkes, and Penny Lane have joined its board of directors.
“These new members bring to the organization their relentless and visionary advocacy for artists, a deep commitment to the intersection of art and social justice, and a shared vision of the importance of investing in artists as catalysts for change,” said Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital president and executive director. The organization’s board of directors now has a total of twenty-four members.
As president of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Brown created the Ruby’s Artist Grants program in support of local arts start-ups. She also established the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation to develop 60,000 square feet of space for the arts in the city. Coffey serves as executive director at the Lambent Foundation. Previously, she was the director of the Starry Night Fund and a senior philanthropic advisor at the Tides Foundation. Elahi is an artist who often focuses on issues of surveillance, privacy, migration, citizen, technology, and the challenges of borders in his works. He is also currently an associate professor of art at the University of Maryland. Foulkes is a strategic planning and marketing consultant, an entrepreneur, and a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. Lane is a director whose film NUTS! won the special jury prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She also writes regularly for Filmmaker Magazine, which was recently admitted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.