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Guest Lecturer: Suzy Delvalle of Creative Capital

Suzy Delvalle, executive director of Creative Capital, hosted Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA students at her office in Manhattan for a conversation on venture philanthropy in the arts, balancing our artistic and personal ventures, and taking creative entrepreneurial risks.

Creative Capital hosted Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA students at its office in Manhattan for a conversation on venture philanthropy in the arts. Its president and executive director, Suzy Delvalle, led the conversation on Creative Capital’s pioneering vision of venture philanthropy, a type of impact investment that takes concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and business management and applies them to achieving philanthropic goals.

Suzy Delvalle. Photo by Michael Palma Mir.Since 1999, Creative Capital has supported innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Its pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.

Suzy 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. Previously, she 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. 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.