Jane Hill began artSMART — her consulting business — in 2007, after retiring from her five-year tenure as Executive Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic. Under her watchful leadership, The Sacramento Philharmonic nearly doubled its budget, adopted an ambitious strategic plan, began a multi-year initiative to commission new works, grew the staff and established community partnerships with regional arts and educational organizations.
Prior to this, she served eight years in the same position at Opera Omaha. There, Hill joined a company on the brink of bankruptcy. During her term, she led the elimination of a major deficit, established a viable infrastructure, developed a professional staff and restored relations with many community entities.
Over the years, projects with a variety of non-profits included schools, homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, a drug treatment center, an intellectual “think tank” and a botanical garden. Jane Hill understands nonprofit boards and their importance to the success of an organization’s mission.
Jane Hill, Owner, artSMART
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Brubeck Commission of “Ansel Adams: America”
City of Sacramento, “For Arts Sake”
Dell’Arte International, Inc.
Humboldt Area Foundation
Humboldt Arts Council
Humboldt Senior Resource Center
Humboldt State University (Dept. of Art)
Humboldt State University (Dept. of Theatre, Film, & Dance)
Nebraska Arts Council
Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir