Webinar in Wallace Foundation’s “Reimagining the future of the Arts” series to include Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: November 4, 2020

With the nonprofit arts sector facing unprecedented challenges, what can be learned about organizational health from arts groups that are performing well? On Thursday, November 5, the Wallace Foundation will present the second webinar in its “Reimagining the Future of the Arts” series of free virtual conversations by experts and arts leaders, grounded in research commissioned or supported by Wallace. At 1 p.m. ET on November 5, SMU DataArts Director Zannie Voss will share key findings from the “Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations” study, which offers analysis and insights into approaches adopted by healthy arts institutions as well as organizations that were in distress but turned their situations around. Voss will speak with three arts leaders who participated in the research: Kim Noltemy, president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Michael Bateman, managing director of the Pasadena-based theater company A Noise Within; and Zenetta S. Drew, executive director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Their approaches to achieving relevance and resilience are being tested anew by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic pressures, and the urgency of the racial justice movement. Register to watch for the free 60-minute discussion here. Read excerpts from “The “The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organization” in the current issue of Symphony magazine.