Scottsdale Cultural Council Archives

Scottsdale Cultural Council becomes Scottsdale Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

After three decades of service to the City of Scottsdale and the entire Valley of the Sun, the Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to define more clearly its unique mission as a community-focused, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit arts organization and to engage more effectively with the public and the next generation of… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council hires director of development


The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Kathryn Joyce as its new director of development. A former Arizonan, Joyce comes to the Cultural Council with an extensive background in fundraising for nonprofit organizations, higher education and the arts that spans 23 years. “We’re pleased to welcome Kathy Joyce to our organization,” remarked Scottsdale Cultural Council President… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council Welcomes New Leader


The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Neale Perl as its new president and CEO. A senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in arts administration and presenting, Perl is the president emeritus of D.C.-based Washington Performing Arts, where he served as president and CEO from 2002 to 2013. He will begin his new… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council CEO Resigns

roosevelt row arts district

Scottsdale Cultural Council President and CEO William H. Banchs has announced his resignation from the nonprofit organization effective August 31. Banchs plans to return to Miami to pursue new professional opportunities. “During Bill’s five-and-a-half-year tenure he worked successfully to completely restructure and reorganize the Cultural Council’s governance and management, and to strengthen its development programs,”… Read More →