2017 Gala Honoree

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Virginia P. Louloudes (Ginny) is celebrating her 25th year as A.R.T./New York's Executive Director. Since her arrival in 1991, A.R.T./New York's budget has grown four times, and its membership has grown from 150 to 370 theatres. Virginia conceived and developed many of A.R.T./New York's signature programs, including two shared office and rehearsal spaces: South Oxford Space and Spaces@520, the Nancy Quinn Fund, the Bridge Loan Fund, and the Theatre Leadership Program.

This past January, A.R.T./New York opened the doors of our most ambitious project ever: the A.R.T./New York Theatres, two state-of-the-art performance spaces of 87 and 149 seats respectively on West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue.

The A.R.T./New York Theatres were built as a public-private partnership with the City of New York.  As part of the New York City’s Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence Program, A.R.T./New York got to work with world-renowned architect Toshiko Mori!  A.R.T./New York raised nearly $3 million to help subsidize rent for the next 25 years while being able to provide FREE technical equipment to our members.

Virginia currently serves on the Board of the John Golden Foundation; and has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and as an Arts International marketing consultant to performing arts organizations in Prague. She has taught arts marketing in the Masters of Arts Management Programs at New York University and Marymount Manhattan College, and has served as a guest speaker at the Yale School of Drama.

She has a BA in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Performing Arts Management from American University. She currently resides in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with her family.