After a nine-month national search, the Charlotte Street Foundation has hired a new director.
By Alice Thorson
The Kansas City Star
Julie Gordon Dalgleish succeeds David Hughes, who founded the organization in 1997 and led its growth into a nationally respected nonprofit that has provided fellowships, studio space, residencies and exhibitions to hundreds of Kansas City artists. The Charlotte Street Foundation has an annual budget of $750,000.
Dalgleish comes to Kansas City with three decades of experience working with arts organizations and artists.
In St. Paul, she expanded the artist fellowship program at the Archibald Bush Foundation, where she was program director from 2006 to 2010. She has also worked with numerous arts organizations as principal of the Minnesota-based consulting firm, Arts Development Associates.
Dalgleish has organized public art projects and a cultural festival, and co-authored a book, Waiting in the Wings: A Larger Audience for the Arts and How to Develop It.
As the new head of the Charlotte Street Foundation, Dalgleish will work with the organizations board, headed by Jon Taylor, principal at KEM Studio, to continue to develop the organizations programs, resources, profile and partnerships.
Kate Hackman, who served as co-director with Hughes, will continue to share leadership of the organization as its artistic director, working to build and evolve the foundations programs for artists. Hughes will stay involved as director emeritus.