Category Archives: Arts administration

Lacek to be managing director at Orlando Shakes

Big news at Orlando Shakespeare Theater: Arnold Breman is retiring as managing director, effective this week, and director of development Shannon Lacek, a three-year veteran at the theater, will become the new managing director Sept. 1.

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Yow Dance offers buy-1-get-1 for Red Chair

Want to go to the Red Chair Affair, the pretty-much official opening of Central Florida’s arts season, which is set for Saturday night at Bob Carr? Yow Dance is offering a buy-one-get-one-free ticket deal. Here’s how it works:

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The arts matter, right?

I suspect that if you’re reading this, you already know the arts matter. But the arts community hasn’t always made that message clear to the world, and now United Arts of Central Florida is taking a step to correct that problem.

In the new Arts Matter campaign, United Arts wants the general public to talk about why the arts matter to them. Check out the web site, and let us all know why the arts matter to you.

Wayne Densch Center looking for interns

Here’s an opportunity for young people looking for unpaid internships in the theater:

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Eat out, and help the arts

Here’s a nice deal. Go out to eat, save some money (or at least spend less), and the restaurant will donate $1 for every meal you buy to the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida.

September is Orlando Magical Dining Month, so you can eat for $30 at a bunch of good (and usually more expensive) places, including Antonio’s on Sand Lake, Chez Vincent, Crave, Cuba Libra, Emeril’s, Fleming’s, the Funky Monkey, Le Coq au Vin, the Ravenous Pig, Seasons 52, Taverna Opa and many more.

Here’s a guide to how you can accomplish all of this. Memorize it so you’ll be ready when September rolls around:

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Two new board leaders take over at the Rep

It’s hello to two new heads of the board of directors at Orlando Repertory Theatre, which welcomes Scott Bowman (left) as the new board chair (replacing Carlos Barrios) and Scott May (below left) as vice chair.

Bowman, a PR and customer-service veteran, is the Magic’s vice president of season ticket services and operations. May is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Fifth Third Bank.

Here’s the official word:

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Two rise at the Fringe

Congrats to George Wallace and Mike Garvey, who have new positions with the Fringe. George, who was producer Beth Marshall’s right-hand man for the last festival, has been promoted to general manager, leaving Marshall to concentrate on artistic direction. And Mike, a familiar face among Fringe volunteers for many years, is the festival’s new board president.

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Rethinking going on at Urban Think

The folks behind Urban Think, the eight-year-old Thornton Park bookstore that closed this spring, still operate the Urban Think Foundation and are trying to reimagine the bookstore space. There’s talk of using it for classes, meeting space, workspace, support groups and many other purposes for Orlando’s creative community. Here’s Ryan Price with a little more info:

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Arts alliance to take part in Project Audience

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida has been named as one of a handful of arts groups nationwide — and the only one not in a major city — to take part in an audience-development project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Project Audience, which also includes organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Minneapolis, is an effort to find ways to get more people involved in the arts.

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United Arts hosts cultural-leaders meeting

Here’s an invitation from United Arts of Central Florida:

Advance. Listen.  Inspire. Grow. Nurture.

United Arts of Central Florida invites you to a semi-annual gathering of Central Florida’s cultural leaders. Focused around advocacy and awareness for the arts, this meeting follows up on‘s economic impact study and is an opportunity for local arts councils, organizations and artists to come together to discuss common issues.

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