Garden Theatre, Inc. - Diverse Leadership Pipeline 


To address board vacancies and succession at our region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, United Arts created the Diverse Leadership Pipeline to help the entire arts and cultural sector recruit new members.
This program will help connect individuals who may be a good match based on their interests and skill sets, with local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. It’s designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects its diverse population. Without diverse people included in the decision-making process of our boards, we will not reach our vision that all people of Central Florida have access to the arts.
1. Review the cultural organizations’ profiles below, and then 2. Complete the application at the bottom of this page or on the organization’s profile page!

If your nonprofit arts and/or cultural organization would like to be included, please reach out to Sean Thurman, Marketing & Communications Director at United Arts: Sean@UnitedArts.cc.

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Garden Theatre, Inc.

Theaters Contact: Becky Roper
Address 146 W. Plant Street Winter Gardden Florida 34787


Currently we need Finance, Marketing/Communications, Leadership skills and connections to new audiences is exciting – but we are open to a wide variety of talents to support the art and business of the theatre.

  • Three-year terms, renewable
  • Board seats are filled year-around, New terms start June 1 annually
  • Board meets monthly the third Tuesday of the each month at 6pm – usually 10 times a year. These include 2-work/planning sessions; one in January goals/budget and one summer board retreat work session focusing on strategic/planning.
  • Directors serve as champion of the organization and support and advocate the Garden Theatre’s mission while protecting the organizational values.  Currently Garden Theatre is at the front end of important organizational strategic and planning work for the future.


Being on the board for the Garden is an invigorating experience.  Our board is a diverse representation of backgrounds, organizations, experience and individuals.  The passion driven talents of our combined with the resources available through our board members help to provide a strong leadership foundation for the Garden Theatre.

While the theater is rich in history and significance, our organization is still young in our own history.  The opportunities we have to share the current and future success of this dynamic organization are vast.  We are a governance board, comprised of committees and advisory subject matter experts.  We accomplish our work through this structure and look for active participation from our board members.  Our mission is to “Inspire a discovery through entertainment experiences that are impactful, innovative, and inclusive”  and we have been successful in doing so since opening our doors in February 2008.

Today we are a recognized entity in the Central Florida Arts and Culture community and beyond.  We have received accolades for our partnerships with other community organizations and arts partners.  We enjoy a talented and dedicated Staff and our relationships with the City of Winter Garden are strong.

I invite you to find a place in the organization where you can lend your passion and help to be a supporting part of the exciting legacy we are building for this organization.  Thank you in advance for your time, passion, dedication as you consider offering your talent as a member of our board.

Ready to be a board member? Contact Us

Central Florida residents interested in serving on the board of directors of a local arts and culture non-profit: United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency, has introduced the Diverse Leadership Pipeline with information about Board leadership in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an opportunity for you to self-nominate on one common form that allows you to designate the organizations where you wish to be considered for Board service. United Arts will forward this information to the organizations that you designate interest in so that they are aware of your interest and can consider your application for Board Leadership. Please make sure to read the organization’s profiles so that you are clear on their unique Board service expectations for your time, talent, and treasures. If you are open to any organization, United Arts will assist in making a connection for you!

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.