November 19, 2021: Greenville, SC – The Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) has announced the retirement of Kim Fabian, who has served as Executive Director since February 2020. Its board of directors has formed a search committee and contracted with Capital Development to conduct a national candidate discovery and screening search.

“Over the past two years, Kim has done amazing work that was a perfect match for her skill set and GCCA’s needs,” says Patricia Kilburg, artist and GCCA Board Chair. “During her time as Executive Director, she stabilized GCCA operationally and financially, elevated its visibility, expanded outreach efforts, and led a strategic planning process that charted an impactful vision for our future–all in the midst of a pandemic with no interruption to service. Because of these accomplishments—and more—Kim is leaving GCCA in an exciting position of strength to recruit our next great leader.”

Fabian will stay on with GCCA through February 10 to complete several key projects, including a building renovation and program expansion, as well as lead the transition and onboarding of a new Executive Director. Kim will remain full-time through Feb. 10 and thereafter as needed.

“It has been a privilege to lead GCCA through such a pivotal time–working with a dedicated team and engaging with so many talented artists and generous community members who see the value in our work,” Fabian explains. “This transition presents an outstanding opportunity to take the organization to the third phase of its evolution–philanthropic growth and financial sustainability–so it can continue to harness the power of the visual arts in Greenville for years to come.”

Candidates may apply for the ED role at

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that enriches the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. GCCA provides quality art classes to hundreds of people each year at all ages and skill levels. It is also home to 15 artist studios and offers an emerging artists’ fellowship, community outreach programs, and free exhibitions and events. For details, visit, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).