BAM/Creative Capital Professional Development Program
The BAM Professional Development Program provides professional development training and deeply discounted theater and rehearsal studio rental to an annual selection of Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organizations. The 2015-16 cycle is presented by BAM in collaboration with Creative Capital and strives to help selected organizations expand their skill base and build the foundations necessary for long-term success. The BAM PDP began in 2011 in collaboration with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. To date, thirty-three organizations have taken part in the program.
To receive future updates and information, please send an email with your contact information to BAMpdp@BAM.org.
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, its pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed nearly $35 million in financial and advisory support to 465 projects representing 579 artists, and its Professional Development Program has reached over 9,000 artists through workshop and webinars in more than 450 communities across the country and around the world.
Creative Capital created its Professional Development Program to share with the broader arts community the tools and methods developed to help its grantees manage the business side of their art with greater efficiency and results. Through workshops led by Creative Capital grantees and other arts professionals, the program teaches artists about self-management, strategic planning, fundraising, verbal communication, promotion and maximizing online capabilities to help them expand their skills and build more sustainable practices.