Susan Zurbuchen

Creative Renewal Arts Fellow - In 1999, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, established the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this groundbreaking initiative offers mid-career artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. In it's 9th round, the fellowship offers 30 artists and arts administrators $10,000 for an 18 month fellowship period.

Reflection and exploration was at the heart of Susan’s renewal process. The fellowship gave her the opportunity to attend writing workshops focused on her journey from journal writing to memoir. She found her creativity flourished during small shorter wriitng classes and retreats. Susan also found that, “the value of the Fellowship lies not only in the individual achievements of the participants but also in the collective conscience of a community where creativity is nourished.” The

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About My Work:

“This experience gives me ‘permission’ to experiment, to start and stop without a deadline or required outcome. Some of my best writing lessons and experiences have taken place in restorative and peaceful settings.”

Affiliations:

Professor, Arts Administration, Butler University ; Consultant to not-for-profit organizations, Zurbuchen and Associates; Coordinator, 10th Pan American Arts Festival, 1986

 

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