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.