ACE Announces First Campaigning for Culture Seminar Featuring Virginia P. LouLoudes, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

New York, NY (September 30, 2011)— As part of the Campaigning for Culture seminar series, Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE) will host a dynamic discussion with a leading advocate for the nonprofit theatre community, Virginia Louloudes, on Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm in Einstein Auditorium at New York University.

Ms. Louloudes, Executive Director of A.R.T./New York since 1991, has lead the organization in support of its 300 member theatres through challenging times, addressed issues in the field, and championed members to have a collective voice in the city. Through innovative solutions, A.R.T./New York has provided affordable office and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and the nation’s only revolving loan fund for real estate. Louloudes and the A.R.T./New York staff collect and analyze financial data on A.R.T./New York member theatres’ income, expenditures, and audience, enabling them to respond to the ever-changing environment. In the wake of September 11, 2001, A.R.T./New York developed a seminal study on the economic impact of the attacks on the city’s nonprofit theatres, creating a foundation for support and funding for struggling organizations.

“Virginia P. Louloudes has given not only of her time and energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been designated for special honor.”  – NY Senate Open Legislation

The purpose of the Campaigning for Culture series is to provide an opportunity for arts and culture administrators and practitioners to directly engage arts advocates in New York City, address current challenges in the field, and connect with opportunities for engagement with legislators on a local, state, and federal level. The seminars foster an open forum for exchange of thoughts and ideas concerning advocacy for the arts with experts in the field.

CAMPAIGNING FOR CULTURE with Virginia P. Louloudes

DATE: Friday, November 11th

TIME: 6:30–7:30pm, Reception to follow

PLACE: NYU/Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY  10003

Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

RSVP: nyu.artsadvocates@gmail.com

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