Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

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Janet Clarkson Davis

Adjunct Lecturer

Janet Clarkson Davis approaches her work with charisma, optimism and high expectations. She has served the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years, with executive experience in resource development and management. A respected fundraising and strategic planning consultant in both the arts and health and human service, she is sought out by leaders who desire inspirational, realistic, people-focused plans for growth and change and a best-practice fundraising approach that brings those plans to life.

Building on her career as an executive at nonprofit organizations including the Dallas Theater Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation, United Way of America and the Dallas Symphony Association, she is honored to have served clients such as Kitchen Dog Theater, Lone Star Circus Arts, Second Thought Theater, North Carolina Stage Company, Encore Park Dallas, Water Tower Theater, Camp Summit, Parkland Health and Hospital System Foundation, North Texas Food Ban, and The Salvation Army DFW Area Command.

Clarkson Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan following her graduation from Phillips Academy Andover. She has served her community as vice president of the board of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a member of the board of the Lake Highlands High School PTA and a member of the Past Presidents’ Advisory Committee for the Dallas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. Her family includes three remarkable teenagers and husband/business partner, Wyatt. Clarkson Davis is a competitive triathlete, having completed her first half-ironman distance race in 2016.


Fundraising in the Arts, IAM 6354


Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)

Faculty and Staff


Entrepreneurship at Meadows

National Center for Arts Research




Arts Entrepreneurship Resources

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts