Marianna Schaffer will be the director of artist initiatives of Creative Capital, the New York–based organization that provides support to artists throughout America. The new position will involve overseeing relationships and strategies that the organization uses to help reach artists.
Schaffer was previously program officer at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and, prior to that, the director of programs at the David Rockefeller Foundation, where she worked for eleven years. She currently serves as chair of the Local Arts Advisory Council of the Special 125th Street District and as a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit Placeful.
In a statement, Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital’s president and executive director, said, “We’ve been talking to artists around the country, and we keep hearing that there is a clear need for comprehensive artist-driven funding and advisory services. Marianna is the perfect leader to further develop our award and professional development efforts into an integrated program that will have a positive impact on artists and communities across the nation.”