New Allan Cowen prize goes to Managing Director Alison Huff

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We’re excited to pass along cool news about Walden Theatre’s Managing Director Alison Huff, who was just awarded the Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts Grant by Louisville’s Fund for the Arts.

That’s a mouthful. So what does this mean?

Alison will be awarded $5,000-$10,000 to pursue professional development at the Harvard University Business School, specifically attending an executive education program on strategic nonprofit management and visiting Project Zero, Harvard’s education research hub.

She’ll be bringing back top-flight ideas from a top-flight program packed and sharing them as our company moves forward (and with the arts community at large, of course).

Here’s a bit from Elizabeth Kramer’s article about the award:

This year the prize — called the Allan Cowen Innovation Fund for Advancement of the Arts Grant — marks the first time the organization is presenting what it is planning to be an annual award that can have a value between $5,000 and $10,000. – See more at: http://blogs.courier-journal.com/artsbureau/2014/04/10/walden-theatre-leaders-wins-allan-cowen-prize/#sthash.p3zJ6RqC.dpuf

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