Welcome

ELEVATOR Artist Resource a hub for the creators of our community to access resources, professional development, and promotional tools to elevate their economic growth and community engagement. By helping individual artists have a collective voice to advocate for their interests and helping to remove barriers to access, ELEVATOR empowers our creative community to find sustainability in their practice and in their careers – in any discipline.

Artist: William Benton (Cat Casual); Photo: Arthur Dworin

Program Overview:

ELEVATOR Artist Resource will:

1.

Create new resources & opportunities for individual artists and increase their access to those already in place.

2.

Increase local, regional, even global awareness & access to artists in the Greater Louisville community and leverage our network to promote and advocate for the unique, diverse talent here.

3.

Promote a deep sense of connection, collaboration, and intersectional engagement by breaking down silos and encouraging new, interesting collaboration & networking opportunities.

4.

Better prepare artists to articulate and apply their distinctive competencies in a variety of community & business contexts, leading to more sustainable practices and careers as artists.

5.

Encourage innovation & engagement in local organizations and businesses through meaningful collaborations and projects with artists, and through the development of artists & creative professionals already on their teams.

Board of Directors

ELEVATOR’s mission and vision have been developed and refined through the work of a diverse and committed group of artists and creative professionals that serve as our volunteer board.

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Alison
Huff:

Managing Director, Commonwealth Theatre Center; Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) Board of Directors

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Jackie
Pallesen:

Project Manager, Kertis Creative; Visual Artist, Educator, Advocate

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Keith
McGill:

Actor; Arts Educator; Stand-up Comedian

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Allie
Fireel:

Writer; Creator; Performer; Producer; Founding Artistic Director, Louisville Fringe Festival

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Casey
Chalmers:

Creative Director, Kertis Creative; Photographer; Writer

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James
Lindsey:

Entrepreneur; Visual Artist; Musician; Songwriter

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John
Faughender:

Poet; Visual Artist; Educator; Curator; Art Director at OPEN Community Arts Center

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Natalie
Accari:

Brand Director, Jack Daniel’s, Brown-Forman Corporation

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Brandon
Taylor:

IT Analyst, KFC Inc.

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Ehren
Reed:

Visual Artist; Arts Educator & Advocate

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Monica
Laake
Beavers:

Graphic Designer; Illustrator

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Eric
Gurevich:

Branding & Marketing Consultant