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Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Suite 203

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

United States

Company Description

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo was founded in 1966. Its mission is to support, promote and fund the arts in the Greater Kalamazoo area. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Affiliations

Committee Member
American Association of Community Theatre

Advisory Council Member
Discover Kalamazoo

Member
Rotary

Education

B.A.

Theatre Arts and Communication

Kalamazoo College

B.A.

Theatre Arts and Communication

Western Michigan University

M.F.A.

Performing Arts Administration

Kalamazoo College

MFA

Western Michigan University

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EP - Kristen Chesak - ...

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EP - Kristen Chesak - FINAL

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo Announces Executive Director
The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo (ACGK) has selected Kristen Chesak as executive director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on June 1, 2016.
Well-known in Kalamazoo's arts and nonprofit communities, Chesak has spent the past 22 years at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, the last ten years of which as its executive director. Chesak will successfully complete the Civic Theatre's capital campaign prior to joining ACGK.
In making the announcement, ACGK President Bryan Zocher said, "Kristen brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit arts world and she has multisector networks throughout the community.
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"I have been very fortunate to have had such a diverse and varied career in the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre creating and producing theater," said Chesak. "We are lucky to have so many enriching opportunities in Kalamazoo and I am excited to join the staff of the Arts Council and advocate for all arts in Kalamazoo."
"Congratulations to Kristen Chesak and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo as they begin an exciting new chapter in the organization's history," said ACG Vice President Rebekah Lambert.
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We are delighted to place Kristen as executive director and know that her wealth of experience will help further enhance the arts industry in Kalamazoo and its surrounding communities."


Board & Staff | Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

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Kristen Chesak, Executive Director kchesak@kalamazooarts.org

Kristen joined the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo in June 2016. Prior to this appointment, Kristen had a 22-year career at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - serving in the positions of Intern, Carpenter, Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and most recently as its Executive Director - a position she held for the past 10 years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Kristen has also had the pleasure of working for the Group Theatre, The Alice B., and the Annex Theatre. A graduate of both Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, Kristen holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Communication and an M.F.A. in Performing Arts Administration.
Kristen has been a strong advocate of the arts in her previous roles, and was presented with the Robert A. McKenna Award by the Community Theatre Association of Michigan in recognition for her contributions to community theatre at the local, state and national levels. She has also served as a committee member for the American Association of Community Theatre, as well as volunteering locally as a member of Rotary and an Advisory Council Member of Discover Kalamazoo.
In addition to advocacy, Kristen has a proven track-record in fundraising and program development and is eager to be able to expand her role in the community as a connector between art, artists, and the community.


Board & Staff | Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

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Kristen Chesak, Executive Director kchesak@kalamazooarts.org

Kristen joined the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo in June 2016. Prior to this appointment, Kristen had a 22-year career at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - serving in the positions of Intern, Carpenter, Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and most recently as its Executive Director - a position she held for the past 10 years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Kristen has also had the pleasure of working for the Group Theatre, The Alice B., and the Annex Theatre. A graduate of both Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, Kristen holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Communication and an M.F.A. in Performing Arts Administration.
Kristen has been a strong advocate of the arts in her previous roles, and was presented with the Robert A. McKenna Award by the Community Theatre Association of Michigan in recognition for her contributions to community theatre at the local, state and national levels. She has also served as a committee member for the American Association of Community Theatre, as well as volunteering locally as a member of Rotary and an Advisory Council Member of Discover Kalamazoo.
In addition to advocacy, Kristen has a proven track-record in fundraising and program development and is eager to be able to expand her role in the community as a connector between art, artists, and the community.


Class Reunion | Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

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Production Manager - KRISTEN CHESAK


Elizabeth Rex | Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

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Lighting/Sound Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK

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Production Manager - KRISTEN CHESAK

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