Virginia (Gin) Nugent, Director of Operations
Virginia (aka Gin) specializes in taking care of business so creatives can thrive. Her 30 years in arts management span circus, opera, theatre, dance, spectacle, musicals and more. Companies include Pittsburgh Opera, History Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, The Actors Gymnasium, Synchronicity Theatre, Rival Entertainment, Q & A Events and Circus Arts Institute. Gin has served on numerous industry committees and is most proud of co-founding Enrich Evanston: an arts equity task force. She has developed guidelines for City of Evanston’s grant program promoting equity in hiring leaders of color in arts organizations, and reviewed grants for Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Regional Arts Council and South Arts.