Executive Director and President, Creative Capital Foundation
Ruby Lerner is the Executive Director of Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization supporting artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields. Prior to Creative Capital, she served as the executive director of the Association of Independent Film and Videomakers (AIVF) and as publisher of the highly regarded Independent Film and Video Monthly. Having worked regionally in both the performing arts and independent media fields, she served as the executive director of Alternate ROOTS, a coalition of Southeastern performing artists, and IMAGE Film/Video Center, both based in Atlanta. Her early career in the arts included a long tenure as the Audience Development Director at the Manhattan Theatre Club.