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A Video Conversation with Knight Foundation’s Victoria Rogers

A Video Conversation with Knight Foundation’s Victoria Rogers
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Introduction to Victoria Rogers:  1:24 min.  Photo: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Amernet Quartet.

 

From Knight Foundation:

Victoria Rogers became the VP/Arts of Knight Foundation in May 2015.

Previously, Rogers was the executive vice president of New World Symphony, where she helped set the strategic plan and oversaw all revenue generation, earned and philanthropic as well as marketing and communications for the orchestral academy that prepares distinguished music graduates for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world.

At New World, Rogers orchestrated the successful $200 million capital campaign for the Frank Gehry-designed campus, one of the world’s most technologically advanced venues for concerts. Before joining New World Symphony, Rogers served as assistant vice president for central development at the University of Miami, where she was the architect of its billion-dollar capital campaign, Momentum.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Rogers lived in Atlanta for 21 years where she held positions in management and development at Georgia State University and was vice president for external affairs at SciTrek, the Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta.

Rogers earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Jacksonville University and a master’s degree in business communications from Georgia State University. She has studied not-for-profit management at Harvard Business School.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 0:40 sec.

Where did you grow up, and what is your earliest memory of art in any form?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:   3:50 min.

Please describe the arc of your career.

 

CURIOSITY:  3:17 min.

You have a music background, but your Knight Foundation responsibilities are much broader.  Do have favorite art disciplines?

 

CURIOSITY:  2:09 min.

Are you someone who loves the process of learning in which you are starting from ground zero?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  2:41 min.

The Miami art community has exploded over the past ten years.  You are in a better position than most to observe the waxing and waning of art communities.  How does Miami compare?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES:  4:21 min.

Who were your role models and influencers?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  3:20 min.

Do you encounter many people in the arts who possess innate business acumen?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY:  0:37 sec.

What is the range of organizations and individuals that Knight funds?

 

PERSEVERANCE FURTHERS:  1:54 min.

Given the cut backs in arts funding proposed by President Trump’s administration, how does that impact Knight Foundation?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  2:15 min.

Did Knight Foundation fund the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight?”

 

EMPATHY:  2:20 min.

Can you please give me some examples of Knight-funded projects that you like.

 

COLLABORATION:  3:04 min.

What was the gestault at the New World Symphony when you started working their, and how did the magnificent NWS vision evolve?

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT:  1:22 min.

Does Knight prefer to fund young artists, mid-career artists, or older artists?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  3:25 min.

When you look at the many grant applications, do you have categories you are trying to fill?  For example, do you set aside funding for immigrants?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE PERSPECTIVE:  1:52 sec.

Where does Knight look to have the greatest impact?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE’S PERSPECTIVE:  3:18 min.

Bernardo Fort-Brescia said that all architects want to build something in Miami because it’s a unique gateway to a continent. How does that impact the Knight Foundation?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  2:41 min.

How does fundraising for the arts in Miami occur along demographic categories?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  1:51 min.

Robert Battle is the cover person of the Spring 2017 edition of the Inspicio e-Magazine. He has an inspiring story to tell.

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  1:07 min.

What are the biggest challenges for Knight Foundation?

 

 

 

 

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