Suzy Delvalle

About Suzy Delvalle

Susan (Suzy) Delvalle is the President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists. She joined the organization in June 2016. 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; established partnerships with a wide range of NYC organizations for initial Museum programming; raised both capital and operating support; and built a robust Board of Trustees and Advisory Board.

In Remembrance of Bill Bowes


We were saddened to learn of the passing of William K. Bowes, Jr. in late December. A giant in the venture capital field, Bill Bowes was a founding partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a prominent Silicon Valley firm. He was also a founding member of the Creative Capital board of directors. Additionally, he served as a trustee for a number of research and education oriented nonprofit institutions, including the Exploratorium: Museum of Science and the University of California, San Francisco Foundation.

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A Message from Suzy Delvalle: Stand By Creative Capital As We Support Artists

Queridos Amigos,

Creative Capital’s year has been filled with rich creativity, fierce artistic dedication, and bold innovation. We made awards to 46 exceptional projects in Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts, and served 3,057 artists across the country through 107 workshops and webinars.

In the coming year, we’ll continue to provide the services we’re renowned for, as well as thinking about increased challenges artists face and how we can address them. We feel prepared to tackle this work with you at our side! Together, we are investing in ideas that shape the future, and we could not do it without you!

Now, perhaps more than ever before, it’s critical for artists’ voices to be heard loud and clear. Please consider making a donation of $25 or more today to help us ensure they are!

Felices Fiestas,
Susan R. Delvalle
President & Executive Director

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Hello from Suzy!

Creative Capital’s new Executive Director, Suzy Delvalle, at her desk

Queridos Amigos, hello from the Creative Capital office, where I’ve been settling in over the past few weeks, getting to know the fantastic staff, discussing priorities, and learning more about this incredible community of artists, consultants, partners, and supporters. As a long-time admirer of Creative Capital, I’m so honored to join this important organization and continue the legacy that Ruby has built over the past 17 years!

This leadership transition offers a great opportunity for Creative Capital to take stock of where we are, look at how the arts funding sector has changed, and build on the programs and resources we have developed to support individual artists. I plan to spend my first year here listening, learning, and working with our staff, board, and artist community to fully understand Creative Capital’s role and impact as we envision the next chapter in this organization’s important work. What an exciting challenge to take on!

In the meantime, you can expect Creative Capital’s ongoing work in support of ambitious artists nationwide to continue. This office is busier than ever!

I am so thrilled to be joining the Creative Capital family and working with all of you to ensure the bright future of this organization! Thank you for your support and engagement.