The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville announced on Tuesday that Scott Galbraith will join its staff as vice president of programming and executive producer.
The center said Galbraith brings nearly 20 years of arts management experience to its leadership team.
"As we enter into our 25th season, the range of programming Scott will oversee will include both presenting and producing and will continue a history of reaching the broadest spectrum of artistic expression," Peter B. Lane, the center's president and CEO, said. "This is great news for the artists and audiences we serve."
According to a news release, Galbraith most recently served as vice president of programming and education at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, where he played a key role in its response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in June.
His background also includes:
- A stint as vice president of programming at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut;
- co-founding A Rising Tide Theatrical Group;
- being a Tony Award voter and longtime member of the Broadway League;
- and producing the Bushnell’s concert staging of "The Music Man – A 50th Anniversary Tribute," the world premiere of "Warriors Don’t Cry" and comedy Greater Tuna.
Galbraith said in the release that northwest Arkansas is culturally rich and in a growth phase.
"I look forward to increasing the Walton Arts Center’s in-house producing capability," Galbraith said. "In my experience, that allows an organization to be even more committed to its mission, more reflective of the community it serves, and less dependent on external producers."