May 4, 2011
Susan Trapnell, former managing director of ACT Theatre
for 22 years, joins the line-up at the Arts Nonprofits Now conference on May
14. The daylong conference, sponsored by the Arts Leadership Club and MFA in Arts Leadership program, examines the pressing issues, exciting innovations, and
successful practices within the arts community.
Susan Trapell joined Arts Consulting Group in June 2008
with over 30 years experience in performing arts management, planning,
financial analysis, fundraising, board development, advocacy, policy
formulation, union negotiations, and program planning. During her career, Ms.
Trapnell has led several performing arts organizations, as well as the City of
Seattle Arts Commission. At ACT, she led a $35 million capital campaign and
grew the annual budget to $6 million.
Ms. Trapnell was recognized by the Safeco Corporation for her nonprofit
leadership, which resulted in a $25,000 award to ACT Theatre. She is recipient
of the Unsung Hero Award by Corporate Council for the Arts (now ArtsFund) and
the Greg Falls Excellence Award from Theatre Puget Sound.
Also presenting at the conference are Vincent Kitch, City
of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs; Mayumi Tsutakawa, Washington
State Arts Commission; Dwight Gee, Arts Fund; Rob Knop, Seattle Repertory
Theatre; and other leaders in the arts community. Complete agenda and details
are available on the ANN website.
Registration: full-day is $20 students, $50 general
public; half-day is $10 students, $25 general public.
The Arts Leadership Club, led by students in the MFA in
Arts Leadership program, works to expand involvement in the arts by promoting
intellectual and experiential activities. The MFA in Arts Leadership is one of
seven advanced degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
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