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  • Susan Trapnell Featured at Arts Conference

    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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