The arts have been a major part of my life since I can remember. They have transformed me consistently throughout my life and continue to do so. My passion for the arts drove me to dedicate my career to them. My expertise is in creating strategic business plans for arts organizations and executing them. This is an art in and of itself. It requires a passion for the art you are creating; patience in working with artists— and board members; and dedication to making it happen.
Arts organizations face unique challenges and uphill battles. All too often arts organizations spend little to no time refining their missions or they struggle to make their missions relevant in today’s ever changing and fast paced landscape. Strategic plans don’t exist or they sit idle. Even worse, the most engaged donors and patrons become disengaged. Arts leaders continue to be ill equipped with the right knowledge and tools to help them advance their organizations. We must make a conscious effort to help one another learn and grow as leaders so that we can give our organizations — and communities — the very best.
What we are trying to accomplish is so uniquely important. We transforms lives within our communities through the arts and programs we create. We provide a special opportunity for our communities to interact, engage, reflect, and experience the human spirit at its most vulnerable level. Because of the importance of what we do we owe it to our communities to make sure our organizations are strong and sustainable. I believe this starts with a clear mission and exciting vision. From there we dream up what we want to create for our communities through our art and programs. Finally, we create strategic business plans to help make these programs a reality.
I do not believe in a one-size fits all approach, but I do believe there specific and measurable methods of building capacity within your organization and growing it to new and exciting heights. And I am excited to share them with other arts organizations and leaders.