The Janklow Program partners with organizations throughout the country to provide students with initial and advanced field experience. Such opportunities enable students to make critical professional contacts that, in turn, make them more competitive in the job market.
Rachel Y. DeGuzman | Broadway Across America | Broward Center for the Performing Arts | Webb Management Services | Maryann Jordan | Jack Eldon
Rachel Y. DeGuzman, President and CEO, 21st Century Arts
Rachel Y. DeGuzman
21st Century Arts offers strategic solutions for artists and cultural organizations to meet challenges that threaten mission fulfillment and sustainability. The company’s services include organizational development, strategic marketing, the planning and implementation of special projects/initiatives, arts advocacy, and professional training.
21st Century Arts develops customized strategies to connect arts and cultural entities to diverse communities. The company’s practical solution driven approach employs data driven analysis, creative thinking, research and development, innovative collaboration, strategic planning, and continuous assessment and improvement.
Rachel is president & CEO of 21st Century Arts, a Rochester, NY based, arts consulting business that specializes in organizational development, strategic marketing, planning/implementation of special projects/initiatives, and development of customized approaches for connecting arts and cultural organizations to diverse communities.
DeGuzman is chair of the Travel Trade & Convention Publicity Task Force of the VisitRochester Industry Council, board member of William Warfield Scholarship Fund, and member of Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s Tourism/Arts Work Group.
She is the author of the We Dance blog on democratandchronicle.com.
Rachel was 1 of 14 national arts professionals selected by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters for the 2012/2013 Leadership Development Institute - where she spent a year in collaborative inquiry focused on theme of Knowing and Connecting Art with Community. She was a contributor to the report "Building Meaningful Relationships in Your Community," which provides tools, tactics, best practices, & case studies for effective community engagement.
Her past positions include director of advancement/external relations at Rochester City Ballet and the marketing and publicity manager of Nazareth College Arts Center where she was instrumental in founding its dance festival & established an affiliation with the New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Awards. She was also director of development/communications at The Commission Project and director of development at Garth Fagan Dance.
DeGuzman served on Mayor Warren's Neighborhood: Quality of Life transition focus group. She was a panelist for the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester and the NYSCA/Regional Economic Development Council grant panels. A member of Intercollegiate Diversity Agora, and Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester’s Cultural Diversity Initiative Committee.
Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America (BAA) is the premier Broadway theater touring organization in North America, presenting first-class plays and musicals (including “Wicked” and Disney’s “The Lion King”), family productions, and other live events through a network of more than 40 cities. Founded in 2004, BAA is part of New York-based Key Brand Entertainment Inc., which owns and operates theaters in Boston, Baltimore, and Minneapolis, as well as the e-commerce website broadway.com.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is recognized as one of the top venues of its kind in the world. Located in the heart of the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Broward Center encompasses the 2,700-seat Au-Rene Theater, the 590-seat Amaturo Theater, and the 250- to 500-seat Abdo New River Room. (An arts education center and riverside pavilion are currently under construction.) The Broward Center also manages and provides programming for the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University; the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center; Miramar Cultural Center; and Parker Playhouse.
Shanley is an active member of the Broward Workshop, a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, and serves on the board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
Jan Goodheart has made a career of building bridges between artists and communities. When hired by Mark Nerenhausen in 2005 to work at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, she drew on her corporate background to redefine the economic possibilities of arts and culture in South Florida. Goodheart is part of a new breed of leaders using cultural tourism to spark jobs, generate tax revenues, and provide direct economic benefits to states and communities.
Webb Management Services
Webb Management Services is North America's leading provider of development, planning, and consulting services for arts and creative entities. The firm's clients include municipalities, colleges and universities, nonprofit arts organizations, community and private foundations, commercial developers, economic development agencies, and other entities. WMS offers a variety of critical and effective services in cultural facility development and operations, planning, facilitation, and counsel and arts industry services. Its work is based on an approach that has been developed and employed successfully in many diverse assignments and communities.
Maryann Jordan remains a partner of the Janklow Program. Watch for updated information.