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Raleigh Arts Presents The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations of Color Webinar

Spotlighting the strengths and strategies of high-performing arts organizations of color.

Image above courtesy of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. "Local Profile" featuring dancer Sean J. Smith, Dallas, TX. Photograph by Cori Baker.

This webinar will spotlight high-performing arts organizations of color and the strategic elements that their leaders recognize as drivers of success, most significantly, the alchemy between community orientation and high-quality programming. Dr. Zannie Voss will present findings from a 2020 study that examined arts organizations that primarily serve communities of color and established paths that successfully linked strategy and financial sustainability.

The study explored the perspectives of 21 leaders from arts organizations including performing arts organizations (dance, music/orchestra, theater, performing arts center, and multidisciplinary performing arts sectors) and community-based arts organizations (folk arts, cultural and ethnic awareness, and general arts and culture sectors), with a proven track record in seven financial and operating metrics. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to identify strategies that can be adopted or adapted for their own organizations.  

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Zoom, a free video-conferencing software
  • Please register to join

About the Speaker

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Dr. Zannie Voss is Director of SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research as well as Chair and Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship in the Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Prior to joining the SMU faculty, she was a professor at Duke University and Producing Director of Theater Previews at Duke, developing and co-producing more than a dozen new plays and musicals, two of which ran on Broadway. Before transitioning to academia, Zannie served as managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company and associate manager of the Alley Theatre.



S.A. Corrin
Arts Grant Director, Raleigh Arts