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Arts Management Expert Nicki Genovese Joins Arts Consulting Group
Genovese’s 25-year career in arts management includes serving as general manager of South Coast Repertory and The Public Theater
Genovese joins ACG following a successful five-year tenure leading the combined MBA|MFA Theatre Management program at California State University, Long Beach. An experienced executive who has managed operations of award-winning nonprofit and for-profit companies, Genovese’s 25-year career in arts management includes serving as general manager at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California; general manager of The Public Theater in New York; and managing director of New York Stage and Film.
As an independent general manager, Genovese brought to Los Angeles stages three world premieres, including “Let There Be Light” and “The Freedom Machine,” as well as two West Coast premieres. In addition, she led three fundraising galas for two nonprofit organizations — their most successful to date, exceeding projections by 100 percent. In New York, as general manager at the Public Theater, Genovese facilitated the Broadway transfers of “Passing Strange” and “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” and the 2009 Broadway revival of “Hair.” In addition, she was the assistant company manager on the Broadway musical “The Red Shoes.”
In making the announcement, ACG President Bruce D. Thibodeau said, “The appointment of Nicki Genovese as associate vice president recognizes ACG’s increased focus on delivering meaningful solutions that address the needs of arts and culture organizations. Nicki knows how to help organizations achieve their goals and has a proven track record of leadership in both the performing and arts education sectors with hands-on experience as a leader in several key markets. She is an important addition to the ACG team as the firm expands throughout North America.”
“It is an honor to be part of the ACG team as it continues to deepen its impact on the arts and industry through creative and engaging leadership,”
Earlier in her career, as production associate at Radio City Music Hall, Genovese spent weeks in South Dakota, creating the golden anniversary production at Mount Rushmore. In addition, she served as interim managing director at Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre in New York and at the American Stage Company in Fairfield, New Jersey. She has served as theatre peer panelist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; board member for the Off-Broadway League; as a panelist for the Armenian Theatre Professionals project; and negotiating committee member for the Off-Broadway League with Actors’ Equity Association and the League of Resident Theatres with United Scenic Artists.
Genovese produced the documentary short film for the 50th Anniversary of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and has guest lectured at Columbia University, DePaul University, Southern Utah State University and DeSales University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film from Temple University and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management from Columbia University.
About Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG)
ACG is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement consulting, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. The firm has offices in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Diego, Tampa, and Washington DC with consultants located throughout North America to best serve the needs of its clients. Project consulting services include capital campaign management, donor prospecting & research, strategic planning, team building summits, marketing strategy & implementation, financial planning, transition management, Board training, and capital campaign management, among other services. For more information on ACG, please call (888) 234.4236 or visit www.ArtsConsulting.com.