Susan Franano

Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Previously she managed the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony in a career spanning 25 years in orchestra administration. She also served for three years as executive director of Ohio Citizens for the Arts, the nation’s oldest statewide arts advocacy organization. Franano has an extensive background in community and professional field involvement, and public policy work. She has served on the boards of the Statewide Arts Advocacy League of America and Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts and as co-chair of Tucson’s collective of arts and culture executive directors, the Nature Arts Culture Heritage Organizations. She served on the Center’s management panel in 2009.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body.

Grants & Grantees

Act II Playhouse produced this regional premiere by Irish playwright Sebastian Barry, which won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.

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The Leah Stein Dance Company is committed to making dances spontaneously, rigorously, in collaboration, and in connection with the moment, often as site-specific works.

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With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.

Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will identify new funding opportunities and potential ally institutions, and create a plan for cross-departmental collaboration.

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents the work of video artist and activist Jenny Drumgoole, the fifth program in the “Schmart World” series.

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Art-Reach connects audiences with disabilities or economic disadvantages to the arts, serving as a conduit for those who want access to performances or cultural institutions.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Grants & Grantees

Classically trained on the harp since age 11, Mary Lattimore (Pew Fellow, 2014) incorporates experimental techniques and technologies into her music, thereby extending the conventions of her instrument.

Collaborators & Colleagues

André Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader with more than two decades of combined experience in arts management, finance, and nonprofit executive leadership.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ronnie McGhee has over 30 years of professional practice in architecture, including 15 years as partner-in-charge and owner of R. McGhee & Associates, a Washington D.C. architectural firm.