We are…

one of the world's leading arts, culture, and entertainment consulting firms, providing sound strategy and planning advice to clients worldwide since 1991.

Global

Heydar Aliyev Centre AEA developed the concept and preliminary business plan for the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, a Zaha Hadid-designed building that opened in 2013. The Centre features galleries, a conference center, and a media and library center.

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Cultural omnivores

UK Trade & Investment Created a report for UKTI highlighting over 125 entertainment districts currently planned around the world.

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Curious

CERN We advised on the development of OPEN CERN, promoting public understanding of its work, the relevance of “big science” to our daily lives, and the continued importance of public investment in it.

Consensus builders

Australia Museum + Powerhouse Museum Delivered a study for the Ministry for the Arts of New South Wales that examined the pros and cons of different models of cooperation between the Australian Museum and Powerhouse Museum.

Data divers

Pew Charitable Trusts We examined a decade-long run of financial indicators for all Philadelphia arts organizations with budgets over $250,000 – 493 organizations in total.

Creative

Culture Shed We developed the early concept for the new Culture Shed that will anchor the new Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan.

Interdisciplinary

Arts Centre Melbourne AEA delivered a significance assessment of the performing arts collection of one of Australia's most distinguished performing arts organizations.

Truth tellers

Boston University Theatre Retained jointly by Boston University's College of Fine Arts and the Huntington Theatre Company to review their relationship, the case for investment in the Theatre, and opportunities for expanding collaboration.

Connected

Global Cultural Districts Network Fostering cooperation and knowledge-sharing between those responsible for cultural districts and helping to ensure that these projects are vital assets for their communities.