Meet Scott Garka (8 videos)

Meet Scott Garka (8 videos)
Meet Scott Garka (8 videos)
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Scott Garka will assume the position as President of CultureWorks on 1/20. Previously, he was Senior Director for Consulting Services with VHQC (formerly Virginia Health Quality Center). Before that, he worked for Capital One Financial Corporation and Arthur Andersen, LLP.



– Bachelor of Science Degree, Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce (UVA)

– Certificate in Fundraising and Development, Institute on Philanthropy (UR)

– Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia


Community involvement:

– Board Member, Development Chair & Treasurer, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

– Performs with the Chamberlayne Actors’ Theater, Henrico Theater Company, Monument City Music and St. Michael’s Players.


I recently sat down with him for this exclusive interview.


1. What was your knowledge of CultureWorks before you applied for the job? (:23)

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2. How does your background in business qualify you for this position? (:38)

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3. What is your role in the growth and development of CultureWorks? (:56)

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4. Do you have any immediate plans? (1:01)

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5. How will this new position affect your professional life? (1:08)

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6. Do you plan to continue acting? (:44)

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7. How did you get involved in the arts? (:30)

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8. How is your family involved in the local arts scene? (:33)

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  1. Thanks, Sifter, for such a comprehensive introduction to an important new player in the Richmond arts scene. Rich VMFA will look forward to welcoming you in your new capacity. It is clear that you are your family are not strangers to our top-ranked art museum.

    All best,
    Suzanne Hall
    Chief Communications Officer

    • Thanks Suzanne. Looking forward to working with you and the VMFA!

  2. Exciting news and thank you, Jerry, for posting so much of your interview with Scott.

  3. Great interview Jerry. Scott, I look forward to meeting you and working with you in the greater RVA arts community

    • Thank you Marcia. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  4. Bravo! Congrats to CultureWorks for finding a great new president. GO SCOTT!

    • Thanks John! I have a great foundation to build on!

  5. Congratulations, Scott! We are thrilled by your selection and can’t wait to deepen our friendship. Tell Kellen we said hello!

    • Thanks Ryan! Looking forward to getting to know you and SPARC better. Kellan’s looking forward to starting classes again soon.

  6. Welcome, Scott and thanks for a great interview! We are so appreciative of the work that CultureWorks does for our community. I look forward to working with you to strengthen our region’s arts and cultural offerings.
    Ashley Hawkins
    Executive Director
    Studio Two Three

    • Thank you Ashley! Looking forward to meeting you soon.

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