Category Archives: Arts administration

Fringe posts requirements for new producer

The Orlando Fringe, in case you haven’t heard, is looking for a new producer. Here’s the job description for anyone who’s interested in applying:

Position: Festival Producer
Status: Contract, 9‐months seasonal
Reports to: Board of Directors
Compensation: $30,000 ‐ $35,000

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Help your favorite arts group through ‘The Arts Matter’ campaign

Want to raise money for your favorite arts group? Vote for it through United Arts The Arts Matter! campaign, which begins at 8 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 1) and continues through Tuesday June 14.

Here’s how to play:

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Here’s how to help your local arts groups

If you can type, you can vote to help United Arts of Central Florida win one of those big-deal grants — $500,000, to be exact — from Chase Community Giving.

Half a million dollars would go a long way to help Central Florida’s arts groups. So vote now. It’s easy if you just follow these instructions:

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Tell our legislature what you think

Now’s the time — and I mean now — to tell your state legislators what you think about funding the arts. Listen to United Arts of Central Florida and the Florida Cultural Alliance:

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Arts alliance to compile Central Florida cultural census

Want to know who’s in your audience and how you can reach those people again?

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida wants to help you out. It’s compiling a cultural census and creating a data base, and you can help. Here’s how:

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NEA chief: Too many theaters?

Theater people are wagging their tongues about Rocco Landesman’s comment last week that seemed to suggest that America has too many theaters. Landesman, a former Broadway producer, is chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

To set the record straight, here’s a New York Times blog post that tells exactly what he said and quotes a few responses. What do you all think? To solve the funding problem, do we need to kill off theaters?

Auditions: Arts Alive in Osceola County

Here’s an audition notice for high-school students in Osceola County:

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Development job open at the Rep

Here’s an announcement for an available job at Orlando Repertory Theatre:

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Tracy McCoy takes job at Gateway

Tracy McCoy, who has worked for both the Athens Theatre and the Sands Theater Center in DeLand, has been given the job of running the 2-year-old Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary. She takes over from Sandra Wilson, the artist who persuaded the town to build the Gateway Center as a place for residents to enjoy the arts.

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News you can use

Here’s a rundown of news and announcements that happened while I was away for the holidays:

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Job available at Orange County arts-ed center

A job opening at the Orange County Arts Education Center:

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Frank McClain appointed to direct local opera group

Good news here: Frank McClain, who is well-known for directing both theater and opera in Orlando, has been named artistic director of Florida Opera Theatre, an Orlando group formed from members of Orlando Opera guild and others after the death of the Orlando Opera.

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Garden Theatre looking for film-fest producer

Here’s a job posting from the Garden Theatre:

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Call yourself an artist? There’s grant funding for you …

It’s time to apply for United Arts’ individual artist grants, which are available for artists in literature, media, performing arts and visual arts, as well as for arts administrators. The deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

These awards tend to go to non-performers. But theater folks, dancers and so on are allowed to use the money to attend workshops and seminars, among other things. Think about how a grant could help you in your career.

United Arts is also offering a couple of workshops to help you through the application process. Here are all the details:

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How well does Florida support the arts?

The short answer? Not very well, to put it politely.

Florida now ranks 49th out of 50 states in per capita funding for the arts. For each one of you reading this, the Sunshine State is spending a nickel a year on the arts.

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Garden Theatre needs volunteers

Winter Garden‘s Garden Theatre is looking for volunteers, and its next orientation sessions are coming up, beginning this weekend. Here’s the whole story:

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Mad Cow needs box-office manager

Here’s a job posting from Mad Cow Theatre:

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Development job open at Orlando Shakes

Now that Shannon Lacek has been promoted to managing director at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, her old job is available. Here’s the info:

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, an AEA regional theater company celebrating its 22nd season, seeks a well-seasoned Director of Development who demonstrates the passion, motivation, and business expertise required to achieve continued success for the company.

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Arts-ed guy Scott Evans takes new arts-ed job

Congratulations to Scott Evans, director of the Orange County Arts Education Center, who built that office from its start and is now leaving to become coordinator of visual and performing arts at Orange County Public Schools.

I can’t think of a better guy to take on that job, and I know I’m not the only one to wish him the best in it.

In the meantime, Scott’s job with the arts education office is now available. For those who are interested, here’s a job description:

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Art-show proceeds to help out United Arts

Here’s a way to help out United Arts: Check out the art show called Seed the Forest, scheduled for Saturday night at Neon Forest Gallery on South Orange Avenue, between Miller and Kaley streets.

Raffle tickets will enter you in a drawing to win free artwork from the local artists in the show — and a portion of the proceeds go to United Arts.

Here’s more:

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