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Creatives Rebuild New York Announces Think Tank Members

August 31, 2021

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) is thrilled to announce its roster of Think Tank membersartists, culture bearers, organizers, administrators, researchers, and workforce development practitionerswho will join the CRNY staff and Leadership Council to establish the process for distributing funds to individuals through both guaranteed income and employment strategies for 2,700 artists across New York State.

Beginning September 13, the group will kick off a series of regular meetings through December to engage in co-learning, strategic conversation, and program design to envision a process that will address the specific employment needs and unique challenges that artists face in building a long-term sustainable livelihood. The Think Tank will be engaged in collective decision making to determine eligibility, application processes, and implementation. Eligibility requirements for the guaranteed income program will be released on November 1. 

CRNY Think Tank members include:

As a commitment to both transparency and public discourse, key conversations and decisions made by the Think Tank will be shared publicly through email updates, blogs, social media, videos, and more. 

CRNY has recently added new staff members Maura Cuffie, Director of Strategic Initiatives – Guaranteed Income; Jamie Hand, Director of Strategic Impact and Narrative Change; and Christopher Mulé Co-Director of Strategic Initiatives – Artist Employment Program, to support Executive Director Sarah Calderon, the Think Tank, and the Leadership Council. Please explore the growing team’s bios and roles, and sign up to stay informed about this work. 

CRNY is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support provided by the Ford Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).