Articles

Experiments in Arts Engagement: Case Studies
The case studies featured here reflect the experience of the pool of The James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund grantees and involve a range of grantees by size, discipline, and geography. Their projects specifically focus on engaging participants from communities of color and low-income groups.

How Museums Can Leverage Live Streaming Technology
White paper that provides practical insights for arts managers by presenting different approaches to video streaming through case study analysis.

Taking Out the Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences
This practical guide from The Wallace Foundation show arts organizations how to use research to cultivate audiences.

Why Cultural Organizations are Not Reaching Low-Income Visitors (DATA)
Data suggest that some types of cultural organizations are perceived as more welcoming than others. This post shares thoughts on how to do better.

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)
This article argues the case for community engagement and outlines a detailed guide for maximizing the community interaction of your organization.

Community Engagement Governance: Systems-Wide Governance in Action
This article introduces the Community Engagement Governance framework, in which more of the organization’s stakeholders are involved in its guidance in order to better serve the community’s needs and adapt to a changing environment.

Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement Guide
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Building Movement project created a joint report which offers information, tools, case studies and other resources to help nonprofit groups develop core competencies on constituent and community engagement.

Selecting A Consultant

The consultants on this list were recommended and vetted by NCAR Advisory Board members.  Each was contacted and agreed to be listed.  All have participated in a webinar on the NCAR KIPI Dashboard.

Engaging a Consultant: Advantages & Challenges to Finding the Right Match, Arts Insights

Choosing a Consultant, The Community Toolbox, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

How to Choose and Work with a Consultant, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Working with a Consultant or Technical Assistance Provider: A Resource List, Foundation Center

Consultants

Leah D. Barto
New York, New York
917-670-0407
leahbarto@gmail.com

Peter Linett
Slover Linett Audience
4147 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-9200
peter@slaudienceresearch.com

Greg Kandel
Management Consultants for the Arts
65 High Ridge Rd, #128
Stanford, CA
203-353-0722
mgtconarts@gmail.com |  gkandel48@gmail.com

Julia Perkins
MBMD Strategic Consultants
Chicago, IL
773-288-2988
jperkins@mbmdconsultants.com

Anne Bergeron
Anne Bergeron & Co Consulting
75 Blackstone Boulevard, Ste 2B
Providence, RI 
917-446-7765
anne@bergeronconsult.com

Paul Harder
Harder+Company Community Research
202 W First St, Suite 4-0430
Los Angeles, CA 20016
213-891-1113
pharder@harderco.com

Margaret Williams
Denver, CO 
710-416-4160
margaret.williams@outlook.com