Profiles in Leadership

Presented by the Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston and Arts & Culture Texas

Profiles in Leadership are conversations about cultural influence, aesthetic visions and seizing opportunities. In dialogue with Director Sixto Wagan and noted guests, recognized leaders in the arts – performers and philanthropists, curators and community leaders, artists and administrators - examine the path and decision-making processes they took to define, communicate and realize change and breakthroughs.

Featured Profile:

Gary GibbsIn a conversation with Arts+Culture: Texas Editor Nancy Wozny, Gary Gibbs recounts his creative trajectory that spans opera to advocacy.  

Gary Gibbs has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on the Arts since 2007.  Prior to joining the TCA, Gibbs served as Director of Education and Outreach at Houston Grand Opera for sixteen years. During his tenure, the education and audience development programs he administered achieved national recognition. He currently serves on the board of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He has served on numerous local and national panels including the National Endowment for the Arts.