In It for the Long Haul:
From Reimagining to Financial Sustainability

On-Demand Webinar

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific

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Is your organization in it for the long haul and ready to create a roadmap to the future? In this 90-minute webinar, Jill Robinson, CEO of TRG Arts, and Zannie Voss, Director of SMU DataArts, share specific steps that can be taken to emerge from the current crisis and orient toward sustained action and resiliency. Robinson and Voss talk about three propositions that any organization can develop and align in the short-term, as well as examine the strategic steps that high performing and turnaround organizations follow to get from strategic vision to long-term sustainability. 

Who Should Watch?

Executive directors, youth orchestra directors, trustees, marketing and audience development staff, and anyone seeking to learn more about sustainability planning in the midst of the pandemic.

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 About the Speakers

Jill Robinson

As the CEO of TRG Arts, entrepreneur and leadership expert Jill Robinson sets the global strategic vision for TRG Arts, the international management consulting firm that works with arts and cultural organizations seeking to build resiliency through transformative operational practices. Under her leadership, the firm has doubled in size, expanded to a second office based in the United Kingdom, and has now served more than 1,200 clients in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Ms. Robinson inspires arts and cultural chief executives from around the world who attend TRG’s Executive Summits, subscribe to the firm’s publication Arts Leadership Review, and participate in TRG’s Arts Leadership Book Club. She has presented at countless industry events and given keynotes at major international conferences. She serves on the faculty at Southern Methodist University’s Master of Arts Administration/Masters of Business Administration program, and she recently joined the inaugural faculty for the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Cultural Leadership Program.

Zannie Voss
Director, SMU DataArts

Dr. Zannie Voss is Director of SMU DataArts | National Center for Arts Research and Professor of Arts Management in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business. Previously she was Chair of Arts Management at SMU, a Professor at Duke University and Producing Director of Theater Previews at Duke.  She co-authored Orchestra Facts 2006-2014 for the League of American Orchestras and has co-authored Theatre Facts for Theatre Communications Group since 1998.  Her published research appears in over a dozen industry and academic journals.  She serves on the boards of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, TRG Arts, TACA, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science’s Commission on the Arts.


This webinar is made possible by a generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.

Additional support is provided by American Express, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Photos courtesy of the speakers.