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Zannie Voss

Department Chair and Professor
of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship,
Director of the National Center for Arts Research

Zannie Voss is a recognized authority on arts management, entrepreneurship and patronage. She is director of the first-of-its-kind National Center for Arts Research. The center, established by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business, uses the largest database of arts research ever assembled to investigate important issues in arts management and patronage.

Prior to joining the SMU faculty in 2007, she was a professor in the Department of Theater Studies and an adjunct professor in management in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she also served as producing director of Theater Previews at Duke, a professional theater company dedicated to the development and co-production of new works.

She is co-author of numerous scholarly publications in top marketing and management journals, and the book Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, published by Theatre Development Fund.

Can Discuss:

  • Arts management and patronage
  • Theater marketing and management
  • Health of arts and cultural organizations in the U.S.
  • Arts entrepreneurship

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