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the world needs ARTISTS to THRIVE, now more than ever before. GIBBOUS exists to help artists meet this important demand.

creative support for

creative people. 

Gibbous offers professional services for committed artists at pivotal moments in their careers, supporting a sustainable creative lifestyle. Through confidential, one-on-one, customized support, hundreds of artists continue to meet their potential with authenticity and professionalism. And when committed to equity and transformation, organizations can deepen their mission-driven messaging around artist-centric programs.  

I'm an independent curator and consultant with more than 20 years of experience supporting artists. I launched Gibbous in 2015 to deepen my relationships to committed artists. Having worked in commercial, academic, non-profit, and experimental settings, and with a studio practice of my own, I understand many of the challenges facing contemporary artists in the world today. I love attuning to individuals to divine particular action plans that give artists a game-changing boost.  If you're at a pivotal moment in your creative life, I want to support you. The world needs artists to thrive and you deserve all the support you can get. I find joy in helping organizations collaborate with artists in celebratory and humane ways. I’m passionate about connecting creative people to each other. If you're at a pivotal moment in your creative life, I want to support you. 

I'm Erin Elder.

What Gibbous does:

FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

COACHING

WRITING 

APPLICATION SUPPORT

RESEARCH AND STRATEGY

FOR organizations

CONSULTATION 

 

COMMUNICATION

 

DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

SUPPORT FOR YOUR ARTISTS

for connectivity

WORKSHOPS

AFFINITY GROUPS

CONNECTIVITY EXERCISES

TESTIMONIALS

“Erin’s attunement to artists is so careful and considerate. She really sees me and sees my potential. With her, I’ve developed the confidence and skills to take important life-changing risks. I trust her entirely and endorse her completely.”

DO WHAT ONLY YOU CAN DO. With Gibbous.

Gibbous works everywhere but operates from the ancestral Tiwa territory of Albuquerque, New Mexico

© 2021 Erin Elder & Gibbous Creative.  All photos courtesy of Nina Elder.