26 Jul Creative Career: SouthArts VP of Advancement Position
In the past three years South Arts has tripled its budget ($3M – $9M). The organization want to continue this momentum and anticipate significantly increasing the program budget within the next 3 – 5 years. South Arts is seeking a dynamic individual with a proven track record that can accomplish that goal. This position reports to the President & CEO, is part of the executive management team, and will be expected to be a major contributor of vision and leadership, helping to accomplish the strategic plan and fulfill South Arts’ mission of advancing Southern vitality through the arts.
The organization’s major sources of funding have been government and foundations, to include: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. These will continue to be important sources and we want to increase our foundation footprint, but South Arts also wants to diversify its funding streams by moving into corporate and individual contributions. South Arts is not a membership organization and is not planning to become one. We serve nine southern states and anticipate that advancement will be an effort in each state.
South Arts is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States and has been primarily serving the performing arts field. A recent example of the organization’s programming initiatives is a multimillion-dollar national grant program related to Jazz artists touring across the United States. In the past three years South Arts has expanded to serve a broader range of art forms and constituents. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values of this organization. It is an exciting growth period for South Arts, and we are looking for someone who wants to be a valuable part of that growth.