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OUR CLIENTS' SUCCESS IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY AND OUR BEST ACHIEVEMENT

Culturally vibrant communities. Packed performance venues. Exciting museums. Great creative districts, parks and destinations. Relevant programming that attracts newcomers to the arts, creativity, and our sustainable cultural resources. Strong and healthy cultural organizations. Funding, financing, and support structures that make a deep difference. This is what we strive for, every day, with every client.

A WINNING AUDIENCE AND DONOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Clients often approach ArtsMarket seeking deep understanding of their current and prospective audiences and donor support base. They need to know: can they reach another $1 million in ticket sales in two years? Can they fund a major expansion? Will there be support for new program series? Our analytics and growth modeling examines every opportunity and how to reach the goal. The results speak for themselves: expanded production runs, expanded seasons, new revenue to invest back into programming. Our services cater to clients who understand that the foundation for expert audience development and fund development is outstanding analytics and knowledge built from working with hundreds of diverse cultural institutions.

MARKET AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

If you build it will they come? The question seems straight-forward but answering it requires detailed research and thoughtful analysis, sometimes even development of an entirely new concept and plan. Will there be facility users and partners, an audience and paid admission attenders enough to support your proposed cultural facility? Will the revenue generated provide significant enough civic benefit to win public financing or funding? Is your concept solid enough to inspire major donors, investors, and business partners? Will they believe your business projections? ArtsMarket's feasibility studies have enabled our clients to raise over $900 million in funding and financing for facilities, cultural complexes and campus development. Plus, we're champions of sustainability for all cultural and creative assets - we won't stop analysis until you are confident the business model can sustain your financially healthy cultural institution. From major performing arts centers and museums to community cultural centers, parks, heritage sites - our depth of experience in all facets of the cultural sector means you - and your donors - can be confident in moving ahead.

CULTURAL PLANNING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Whether updating an agency plan, creating a new institutional strategic plan, or doing cultural planning for municipality, our clients seek planning expertise that is inclusive and responsive while being strategic and focused. We've led hundreds of cultural plans in the US and Canada, and hundreds of organizational and agency plans. We're no strangers, either, to coming up with bold ideas: entirely new funding sources and methods, public and private sector joint ventures addressing major challenges. Our clients know that challenging, exciting, achievable and measurable are words that can indeed go together to define the plans we help to shape.

EVALUATION AND POLICY

We regularly provide evaluation of the impact of cultural grants programs, evaluation of the impact of arts education programs, and evaluation of grantees' capacity to meet challenge commitments. Funders turn to ArtsMarket for outside evaluation of grantee institutional capacity. Others need to know the impact of their programs. Still others seek counsel on fine tuning policies and program delivery. From forensic business audits to multi-year evaluation of how schools and artists further arts in education, funders know they can make decisions with confidence based on ArtsMarket's recommendations.