One-on-one consults with Ruby Lerner, former CEO and founder of Creative Capital, will be offered in February to help participants fill in any missing gaps for their project/preparation for the April 8 pitch competition.
- Ruby Lerner, former CEO and founder of Creative Capital
Creative Capital is an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists. Under her leadership, Creative Capital has committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists. Prior to Creative Capital, Lerner served as the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Film and Videomakers (AIVF) and as Publisher of the highly regarded Independent Film and Video Monthly. Having worked regionally in both the performing arts and independent media fields, she served as the Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a coalition of Southeastern performing artists, and IMAGE Film/Video Center, both based in Atlanta. In the late 1970s, she was the Audience Development Director at the Manhattan Theatre Club, one of New York’s foremost nonprofit theaters.