Executive Summit

TRG Arts Executive Summit

Executive Summit at TRGCome together with executive arts leaders from around the United States and Canada or across UK and Europe, to learn how to effectively lead your arts organization toward sustainable revenue growth. You'll learn directly from TRG Arts consultants and clients about our approach, receive custom data analysis to benchmark your organization, as well as discuss what's working for you in peer-to-peer conversations. 

Upcoming dates

TRG typically holds Executive Summits two times a year in North America and in the UK and Europe, and content is designed by TRG's President & CEO, Jill Robinson, for the senior leader at large and mid-sized cultural institutions.

To learn more about whether the Executive Summit is right for you, email .

North America

UK and Europe

September 26-28, 2018 (Paris) 
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What attendees are saying

“I find that I return to many of the concepts and ideas presented in the summit in my work at Steppenwolf. Your passion and focus on professional development, on taking care of my mental health along with the health of Steppenwolf, has lead me to a burgeoning meditation practice, and I have found myself in conversation with other attendees over the course of the year. It was a great use of my time and I would recommend it to anyone.”

David Schmitz, Executive Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

"This was a brilliant experience. A terrific blend of strategic and practical. The experience has changed the way I will look at my data and how I use it to act."

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, UK

100% of 2016 Executive Summit participants said that they had learned something strategic that will change the way they lead.

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Executive Summit in North America

Upcoming dates

October 17-19, 2018

To request your invitation, simply email Jill Robinson, President & CEO at 



The North American TRG Executive Summit is hosted in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The sessions are held at the TRG Arts Center for Results, TRG's corporate office. You'll stay at the Wyndham Mining Exchange. On Thursday evening, we host dinner at the five-star Broadmoor resort.

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TRG is able to host Executive Summits and other workshops in your community, customized to your needs. For more information, contact LetsTalk@trgarts.com.

Select Alumni of the North American TRG Executive Summit

  • Alley Theatre: Dean Gladden, Managing Director
  • Alliance Theatre: Mike Schleifer, Managing Director
  • Arena Stage: Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer
  • Arts Club Theatre Company: Peter Cathie White, Executive Director
  • Atlanta Symphony: Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director
  • Celebrity Series of Boston: Gary Dunning, President & Executive Director
  • Choral Arts Society of Washington: Debra Kraft, Executive Director
  • Cleveland Play House: Kevin Moore, Managing Director  
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center : Scott Levy, Producing Artistic Director & Director of Performing Arts
  • Des Moines Performing Arts: Jeff Chelesvig, President & CEO
  • Grant Park Music Festival: Paul Winberg, President & CEO
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Jason Palmquist, Executive Director
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts: Jamie Grant, Executive Director & CEO  
  • McCarter Theatre Center: Timothy Shields, Managing Director  
  • Miami City Ballet: Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director
  • Michigan Opera Theatre: Wayne Brown, President & CEO  
  • National Ballet of Canada: Barry Hughson, Executive Director
  • North Carolina Symphony: Sandi Macdonald, President & CEO  
  • Omaha Performing Arts: Joan Squires, President  
  • Pacific Symphony: John Forsyte, President  
  • Phoenix Theatre: Vincent VanVleet, Managing Director
  • Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts: Don Roth, Executive Director  
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company: Chris Jennings, Managing Director
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company: David Schmitz, Managing Director
  • Utah Symphony & Opera: Paul Meecham, President and CEO

Executive Summit in UK and Europe

Our Executive Summits are an exclusive opportunity for Chief Executives in the UK and Europe to learn how to effectively lead your arts organization towards sustainable revenue growth through proven audience loyalty development and demand management strategies. Arts leaders can focus in an intensive, immersive environment, learning directly from world experts TRG Arts.  It is also a chance to discuss key issues for your organization in confidential and practical peer-to-peer conversations.

Upcoming dates

September 26-28, 2018, Paris (venue TBC)

The Executive Summit includes a pre-Summit drinks reception to meet other participants and we host a dinner on the first evening. The fee also includes a significant amount of analysis and benchmarking of your organisation's data that will be shared with you. View a sample agenda here

To reserve a space for a UK and Europe Executive Summit contact David Brownlee, Vice President for the UK and Europe at or call 020 7438 2040.

Previous Participants of the UK and Europe Executive Summit

  • Barbican - Louise Jeffreys, Director of Arts
  • Blackpool Grand - Ruth Eastwood, Chief Executive
  • Bolton Octagon - Roddy Gauld, Chief Executive
  • Jackson's Lane - James Tilston, Chief Executive
  • Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse - Deborah Aydon, Executive Director
  • New Vic Theatre - Fiona Wallace, Executive Director
  • New Wolsey Theatre - Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive
  • Nottingham Playhouse - Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive
  • Nuffield Theatre - Caroline Routh, Executive Director
  • Oxford Playhouse - Lousie Chantal, Director/CEO
  • Rose Theatre, Kingston - Robert O'Dowd, Chief Executive
  • Salisbury Playhouse - Sebastian Warrack, Executive Director
  • Sheffield Theatres - Dan Bates, Chief Executive
  • Soho Theatre - Mark Godfrey, Executive Director
  • The Dukes - Ivan Wadeson, Executive Director
  • Theatre by the Lake - Conrad Lynch, Artistic Director & Chief Executive
  • Unicorn Theatre - Anneliese Davidsen, Executive Director
  • Welsh National Opera - Leo Thomson, Managing Director
  • Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive


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Send us an email at LetsTalk@trgarts.com to let us know that you're interested in attending an Executive Summit. Registration for each Executive Summit is limited; book early to avoid disappointment.

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