A program of Unlock Creative in partnership with the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and the Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Creative Flowers Professional Sistah Circle for pre-career and emerging Black Women Creatives is a 1-month cohort building program where 10-12 women will meet weekly to build relationships with one another and explore careers in the creative sector. Unlock Creative partners, and decade long friends, Ashley Walden Davis, and Candace L. Feldman will lead the sessions as Cohort Mentors, share valuable lessons learned, and make personal connections with each Sistah.

Applications Due October 1, 2020


We welcome you to join The Circle

As an open and loving place, we will let you identify if you feel the program is right for you.

We define the creative sector broadly as the arts, entertainment industry, and nonprofit sector and is inclusive but not limited to visual arts, theater, dance, film, music, and culture bearing. Interested Creatives may also define their artistry as graphic design, animation, music composition, production, songwriting, sound engineering, storytelling, museum management, costume design, lighting design, opera, fashion design, or technical direction. To learn and curate as eclectic of a group as possible with the broadest network, we welcome all Black Women creatives.

The program is being crafted for the following group of women:

  • Black Girls and Women ages 18-30 interested in the creative sector
  • Recent high school or college graduates
  • Current college students deciding your major
  • Identify as an artist or arts administrator
  • Interested in exploring a career in the creative sector
  • Eager to connect with other Black Women and share learning
  • Desire to engage in intimate Sistah circle conversation


Program Dates

The cohort will meet weekly via video conference for one month. The following is an overview of the program design. Individually, each participant will be supported to develop a Self-Investment Plan as part of their personal and professional development journey.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5-7 pm AZ
Welcome & Relationship Building

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5-7 pm AZ
Creative Sector Career Exploration

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5-7 pm AZ
Participant Driven Question and Answer Deep Dive

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5-7 pm AZ
Closing Sister Circle

To learn more about Creative Flowers, please visit Unlock Creative’s website.

Banner photo by Zach Vessels