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.

Consensus builders

Dallas Museum of Art AEA facilitated a strategic planning process for DMA that addressed mission, programmatic priorities and financial and organizational capacity, including planning for the successful new initiatives such as the Institute for Islamic Culture and the DMA Friends Program.

Cultural omnivores

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

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.

Truth tellers

Kronos Quartet AEA examined issues related to programming and digital strategies; audience development; governance; fundraising; education and archives; and the Quartet’s relationship to the San Francisco community

Global

Barangaroo Delivery Authority AEA is developing the concept for a new national centre of Indigenous arts and culture at Barangaroo in Sydney.

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Creative

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

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Interdisciplinary

Rebuild by Design AEA joined a team of 8 different organizations – architects, engineers, ecologists, planners, and more – to develop strategies and designs to create more resilient and sustainable communities following the damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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.

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.