Join us in the third session of our professional practice workshop series. This workshop will focus on the types of financial resources artists need to sustain their practice – including fundraising and fiscal sponsorship, as well as finding, researching and applying for these different types of opportunities.
Sarah Hart Corpron – Acting Director of Business Services, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Brooklyn, NY
Suzy Delvalle – President & Executive Director, Creative Capital, New York, NY
Deana Haggag – President & CEO, United States Artists, Chicago, IL
Meg Leary – Director of Programs, United States Artists, Chicago, IL
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Deadline to RSVP is 5pm on Tuesday, October 24
About your presenters:
Sarah Corpron, Director of Business Services at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), has worked within the private and non-profit arts sector for the past 10 years. At NYFA Sarah oversees program operations for the Business Services department, including the Fiscal Sponsorship and NYFA Coaching programs. Prior to joining NYFA, Sarah was the Programs Director at Visual Art Exchange (VAE) in Raleigh, NC. At VAE Sarah managed multiple education and outreach programs for emerging artists as well as the training and organizing of an annual open-source creativity festival, SPARKcon. In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Sarah also worked as artist liaison and events manager for a private fine art gallery, ArtSource, for over 3 years. ArtSource Gallery focused on connecting collectors with emerging southern regional contemporary artists, with a special emphasis on the unique art needs of corporate clients. Sarah is currently enrolled in her second year of the Masters of Arts Administration program through Goucher College. She earned her BA in Art History and her BA in History from Sweet Briar College in VA, as well as a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University’s Center for Continued Education. Throughout her career, Sarah’s professional focus has been to provide opportunities and resources for artists interested in career growth and project planning.
Susan (Suzy) Delvalle is the President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, a national non-profit organization that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Creative Capital’s pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. She joined the organization in June 2016. Delvalle is the former Executive Director of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. As leader of the Museum’s development process, Delvalle oversaw all aspects, including physical, administrative, and programmatic; established partnerships with a wide range of NYC organizations for initial Museum programming; raised both capital and operating support; and built a robust Board of Trustees and Advisory Board. Previously, Delvalle served as Director of External Affairs at El Museo del Barrio in New York, where she secured the museum’s first major city, state and federal funding including over $35 million in capital support and a three-year, $2 million capacity-building grant. Before joining El Museo, Suzy worked for American Composers Orchestra following a career in consumer banking and advertising. She also served as Adjunct Faculty at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and as a Guest Lecturer in the Arts Management program at The New School.
Delvalle holds an undergraduate degree from Bentley University and a master’s degree from New School University’s Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy. She was born and raised in Curaçao and speaks Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento.
Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the Board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and council of Common Field, and has served as a member of the Affiliates Board for the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University and StageOne/FANS council at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy. She currently lives between Chicago and Baltimore.
Meg Leary joined United States Artists (USA) as the Director of Programs in 2014 where she oversees the USA Fellowship Program, a $50,000 annual award for highly accomplished living artists. The program supports artists across all creative disciplines, American geographies, career stages and demographic groups. To date, the program has supported almost 500 artists through the Fellowship and alumni program with almost $25 million in unrestricted funding. Before joining USA, she was the Communications and Program Officer at the Irving Harris Foundation, a Chicago-based family foundation that grants over $15 million annually to organizations working in arts and culture, early childhood and infant mental health, social justice, and Jewish philanthropy. She managed a portfolio of grants to support arts and cultural organizations, progressive media and documentary film projects, and social justice, anti-racism, and interfaith efforts nationally and in Israel. Previous positions include Director of Development and Operations for the Reeling LGBT Film Festival and roles at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and East Coast Artists. Ms. Leary has a master in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a master of arts in performance studies from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts, and a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College. She currently serves on the board of Links Hall and previously held leadership roles on the boards of ACRE (Artist’s Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Beyondmedia Education and the Fire This Time Fund. Ms. Leary is also a visual artist and opera singer.