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CEO Roundtables

CEO Check-in Calls: Collective Strategizing and Resiliency

DATES: Monday
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
COST: Free for 2021/22 CultureSource Member CEOs

Now is a time to come together.

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, CultureSource felt an urgent need to bring regional arts leaders together to discuss what our field knows and is doing right now, as well as how we might get clear on and coordinated about what’s ahead.

As we begin to build a framework for the post-pandemic arts recovery, we are continuing to convene member CEOs to strategize best practices and navigate ongoing complexity.

To get added to the CEO Check-In Call list and receive call information weekly via email, email [email protected]


  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, April 18

Previous Roundtables

Thursday, March 12, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Anne Parsons (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Matthew VanBiesen (UMS), Suma Rosen (InsideOut Literary Arts)

Thursday, March 19, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Ron Kagan (Detroit Zoological Society), Mel Drumm (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum), and Ang Adamiak (Arts & Scraps)

Thursday, March 26, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Afa Dworkin (Sphinx), Mike Michelon (Ann Arbor Summer Festival), Maury Okun (Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings)

Thursday, April 2, 3:30-4:30pm
with guest Alison Watson, Director, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Hosts: Christian Greer (Michigan Science Center), Charles Burke (The War Memorial)

Thursday, April 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Naimah Wade (826michigan), Rich Homberg (Detroit Public Television), and Olga Stella (Design Core Detroit)

Thursday, April 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Deana Haggag (United States Artists), Mario Garcia Durham (Association of Performing Arts Professionals), and Jamie Kasper (Arts Education Partnership)

Thursday, April 23, 3:30-4:30pm
Discussion on Action Plan for SE Michigan Arts Sector

Thursday, April 30, 3:30-4:30pm
with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
Hosts: Ryan Myers-Johnson (Sidewalk Detroit), Patricia Mooradian (The Henry Ford), Lori Roddy (The Neutral Zone)

Thursday, May 7, 3:30-4:30pm
Topic: Re-opening, PPP Loans and Fundraising, Digital Transitions and Programming, Leadership Coaching and Development

Thursday, May 14, 3:30-4:30pm
Topic: Small working groups on possibilities for the arts & culture field

Thursday, May 21, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Bob Bury (Fair Lane, Home of Clara & Henry Ford), Russ Collins (Michigan Theater), Katie Hubbard (Purple Rose Theater), Robin Terry (Motown Museum)
Topic: Advocacy temporary working group

Thursday, May 28, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Beth Chilton (Paint Creek Center for the Arts), Alissa Novoselick (Living Arts), Sarah Winkler (Detroit Public Theatre)

Thursday, June 4, 3:30-4:30pm
Hosts: Diana Abouali (Arab American National Museum), Susan Ewing (Cranbrook Academy of Art), Steve McBride (Pewabic Pottery)

Thursday, July 23, 3:30-4:30pm
Topic: TBD

Thursday, August 6, 3:30-4:30pm
Topic: TBD

Wednesday, September 15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Topic: Welcome Back

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hosts: Afa Dworkin (Sphinx Organization), Olga Stella (Design Core Detroit & College for Creative Studies), DeLashea Strawder (Mosaic Youth Theatre)

Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hosts: Steve McBride (Pewabic Pottery) and Steve Wogaman (Chamber Music Society)

Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hosts: Christian Greer (Michigan Science Center) and Laura Scales (Living Arts)