2018 Archive

Morrison Center Executive Director James Patrick To Retire

December 20, 2018

Broadway World: “Boise State University will be conducting a national search for Patrick’s replacement facilitated by the prominent search firm, Arts Consulting Group.”

 

The Center for the Arts Names Rothman as New President and CEO

December 17, 2018

Jackson Hole News & Guide: “‘Following an extensive national search process conducted by Arts Consulting Group, the Board concluded that David’s exceptional track record leading arts organizations and educational institutions made him the outstanding candidate for this role,’ Center Board Chairwoman Valerie Brown said in a press release.”

 

San Antonio Symphony Names New Executive Director

November 13, 2018

mySA: “Cowart was one of five finalists for the San Antonio position, culled from a larger group of applicants by Arts Consulting Group, a national company specializing in executive searches for arts and culture organizations.”

 

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. Padrón Artistic Director, Beginning Feb. 1

November 8, 2018

New Haven Register: “Long Wharf’s board of trustees unanimously voted in favor of Padron at a meeting Tuesday night, completing a lengthy search process guided by Arts Consulting Group that involved 160 applications for the post.”

 

Build and Maintain the Board

October 23, 2018

American Theatre: “One common mental trap, suggests Bruce Thibodeau, president of Arts Consulting Group of Boston, Los Angeles, and Toronto, is thinking about “the board” as a monolith. He suggests looking at each phase of the board cycle—identification, cultivation, recruitment, orientation, education and engagement, evaluation, celebration, rotation off (if necessary), leadership and succession planning—and thinking about which members are engaged in which. This offers both a more complex understanding of the board and a more accurate way to get at board issues.”

 

Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum

October 3, 2018

Hunt Scanlon Media: “Boston-headquartered executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Cecilia Rokusek as the new president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA.”

 

Community Members to Help Supervise Selection of New Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Leader

September 12, 2018

ideastream: “A committee of Northeast Ohio community leaders will oversee the search for a new person to lead Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) after the recent departure of former executive director.  Also in attendance at the CAC meeting were two representatives from the Boston-based executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG), which is under contract to conduct the search.”

 

Strathmore Names Second CEO in Institution’s Nearly Four-Decade History

August 10, 2018

Bethesda Magazine: “The Strathmore board conducted a nationwide search to replace Pfanstiehl with the help of Arts Consulting Group of Boston.”

 

New President, CEO Announced for Overture Center for the Arts

July 30, 2018

channel3000: “A new president and CEO of the Overture Center for the Arts has been announced.  Sandra Gajic was chosen through an international search guided by Arts Consulting Group, according to a release.”

 

San Antonio Symphony Names New Interim Executive Director

July 11, 2018

mySA: “A search is underway for a permanent executive director. Arts Consulting Group, a national company that specializes in executive searches for arts and culture organizations, is conducting that process.”

 

Gram Slaton to Become New Executive Director of Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

June 20, 2018

27 East: “Mr. Slaton was selected for the position at the conclusion of a national search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, an executive search firm for the arts and culture industry.”

 

WHBPAC Welcomes Gram Slaton As New Executive Director

June 19, 2018

Dan’s Papers: “Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) has hired Gram Slaton as their new Executive Director. Selected at the conclusion of a thorough national search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, he will replace current WHBPAC Executive Director Clare Bisceglia starting Monday, July 16.”

 

A Rose By Any Other Name? Orlando Theater Shakes Up Its Image

June 9, 2018

Orlando Sentinel: “Staff worked with Arts Consulting Group and Locomotion Creative for a year, talking with focus groups and doing brand research, to develop a new look to represent the theater’s future.”

 

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Unveils New Logo and New Name

June 8, 2018

Broadway World: “The theater’s administrative team worked with national firms Arts Consulting Group and Locomotion Creative to complete a year-long process of focus groups and brand research to develop a new look to represent the future of Orlando Shakes.”

 

New CEO Named for Eastside’s Future Performing Arts Home, Tateuchi Center

May 22, 2018

Downtown Bellevue: “In early 2018, Tateuchi Center’s Board contracted with Arts Consulting Group to conduct an international search for a new CEO. They narrowed down 39 qualified candidates to Ray Cullom.”

 

Tateuchi Center Names Ray Cullom CEO

May 21, 2018

Bellevue Reporter: “Early in 2018, Tateuchi Center’s Board contracted with Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to conduct an international search for a new CEO resulting in 39 qualified candidates. Chaired by Jane Hague and involving a range of community members, the search and search advisory committees worked closely with ACG through a rigorous process.”

 

Long Wharf Begins Search for New Artistic Director; Critics Circle Honors Michael O’Flaherty

May 9, 2018

Hartford Courant: “It was announced May 7 that Arts Consulting Group – a national firm that declares itself to be “the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities and program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry” – has been chosen to conduct the search. ACG was selected from among eight firms considered by the Long Wharf’s own search committee.”

 

Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to Lead Search For Long Wharf Theatre’s Next Artistic Director

May 7, 2018

Broadway World: “All of us on the committee feel that ACG has the tools, mindset, and approach that gives us the best chance of finding an artistic director of great imagination, talent, and leadership,” Pappano said.

“The ACG team is thrilled and honored to be working with Long Wharf Theatre at this critical moment in the theatre industry,” said Bruce D. Thibodeau, president of ACG. “Embracing non-traditional, open, and multi-faceted approaches to executive search that are embedded in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access creates new opportunities for both the next generation of leaders and the communities their organizations serve.”

Beyond considering qualifications required of top leaders, ACG focuses its clients on objectively prioritizing the unique soft skills needed to be successful in a position. This approach is complemented by deeply understanding the cultural competencies of the existing team and how prospective candidates could bring unique perspectives to the organization. Thibodeau added that “Top executive search firms today recognize the importance of minimizing unconscious hiring bias, using gender neutral language, and balancing qualitative and quantitative data to identify, cultivate, and recruit those who have the capacity to be great leaders.”

 

Dallas Opera Selects New CEO with SMU Ties after International Search

April 6, 2018

Culture Map Dallas: “Derrer was selected following an international search supported by Arts Consulting Group.”

 

Ian Derrer to Lead Dallas Opera

April 5, 2018

Theater Jones: “The Dallas Opera is both pleased and proud to announce that, after an international search supported by Arts Consulting Group, TDO has hired Kentucky Opera General Director Ian Derrer to become the eighth general director in its history, effective this July.”

 

San Antonio Symphony Names New Executive Director

November 13, 2018

mySA: “Cowart was one of five finalists for the San Antonio position, culled from a larger group of applicants by Arts Consulting Group, a national company specializing in executive searches for arts and culture organizations.”

 

Arts Center Names First Director

January 25, 2018

News & Citizen: “Since opening last June 2017, the Highland Center for the Arts has supplemented the work of its founding staff by contracting for management services with Northern Stage of White River Junction and with Arts Consulting Group, whose Vice President, Jenna Deja, served as interim executive director during the search.”

 

Annie Houston to Lead Highland Center for the Arts

January 1, 2018

The North Star Monthly: “Annie’s appointment culminates a national search and selection process, led by the Arts Consulting Group. Since opening in June 2017, HCA has supplemented the work of its founding staff by contracting certain management services on an interim basis from Northern Stage of White River Junction, VT, and from Arts Consulting Group, whose Vice President, Jenna Deja, served as interim Executive Director during the national search.”

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