Pradeep Dalal, Creative Capital

TITLE: Director of Grants & Services, Arts Writers Grant Program

FUNDING AREAS: Literature, performing arts, film and video, and visual arts

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PROFILE: Mumbai-born Pradeep Dalal is a working artist and writer in his own right, which is an excellent qualification for his position as Director of Grants & Services of the Arts Writers Grant Program at Creative Capital, a program administered in partnership with the Warhol Foundation. The bio on Dalal's personal website shares: 

Pradeep Dalal is an artist and writer. His work was recently included in the exhibitions "Stories in the Social Landscape" at ICP, "Strange Invitation" at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, "Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora" in San Francisco and "Exchanging Glances" at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, as well as: "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic" at Murray Guy and "Fifty Artists Photograph the Future" at Higher Pictures. Pradeep has also exhibited at the Herter Art Gallery in Amherst, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, TART in San Francisco, and Orchard and PS122 Gallery in New York. His photographic work is included in Blind Spot 43. Pradeep's essay "A Bifocal Frame of Reference" was included in Western Artists and India (Thames and Hudson, 2013). He is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, and holds an MFA from ICP/Bard College and a MArch from MIT. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and directs the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

James Bewley, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FUNDING AREAS: Visual arts, writing, fine art

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PROFILE: James Bewley is a Senior Program Officer at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. His website bio shares: 

James Bewley is Senior Program Officer at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as Director of Public Programs & Education at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where he was responsible for organizing hundreds of lectures, screenings, and cultural events. Bewley is also a visual artist, performer, and writer, whose work has been presented at venues around the country, including recent appearances at the SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Festival in New Orleans, ANT Fest at Ars Nova, NYC Podfest, SOLOFEST, and the Gotham Storytelling Festival. He has participated in the acclaimed storytelling/comedy events How I Learned SeriesTom Shillue’s A Funny StoryThe Soundtrack SeriesLiterary Death MatchPunch Up Your Life with Pete Holmes & Jessi KleinSplit PersonalityYum’s The Word, and Dead Darlings.
He began his comedy career in San Francisco with the sketch group, Killing My Lobster and performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. Bewley is also an alumni of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center for new works on Long Island. He received training at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He is a co-creator and voice talent for the award-winning web animations, Strindberg and Helium, and is the producer and host of the performance/podcast project, Dale Radio. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Bewley received an honorary BA in Theater from Brown University and his BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Brooklyn.

Sean Elwood, Creative Capital

TITLE: Director, Programs and Initiatives

FUNDING AREAS: Film/Video, performing arts, literature, and visual arts

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PROFILE: Besides being an occasional curator, collector, publisher, writer, and painter on his own time, Sean Elwood is first and foremost the current Director of Programs and Initiatives for Creative Capital, a title he assumed in 2010. His bio on LinkedIn shares: 

ean Elwood is the Director of Programs & Initiatives for the Creative Capital Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines (www.creative-capital.org). 

Since joining Creative Capital in 2000, Sean has served as Grants Officer, Acting Director of the MAP Fund (an ancillary program of Creative Capital), the Director of Grants & Services and, since 2010, as Director of Programs & Initiatives. 

Prior to Creative Capital, he was Curator/Collection Manager for the Seattle Arts Commission, Director at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, and Manager of the Art Residency Program at Centrum Foundation. He founded SEEDITIONS Art Publishing Company and Fuller/Elwood Gallery in Seattle. He currently serves on the board of Triple Canopy, and on advisory boards for Lower East Side Printshop, Watts House Project and the Dieu Donné Papermill. 

For over 35 years, Sean has made, bought, sold, published, restored, collected, donated, traded, studied, curated, written about, talked about, thought about, and otherwise facilitated the creation of artworks while spending most of his time in the company of artists. He holds a BA and MA in Visual Arts.