Happy Holidays from AEA Consulting!

December 23, 2020
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Season's Greetings! 


We are grateful for our clients, colleagues, friends and families for their strength and continued support of our work and we look forward eagerly to 2021 and to seeing the back of the annus horribilis 2020.


Some highlights of this difficult year included:


Global Cultural Districts Network


Our Global Cultural Districts Network continued to grow as a unique forum for those responsible for developing, funding and operating cultural and creative districts around the world. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the network began an online series, GCDN Conversations, as a forum for leaders to share individual experiences with peers and to explore short- and long-term solutions to the impacts of the virus on the sector.

GCDN released its fifth research report, Capturing Value and Preserving Identity, by Kiley Arroyo, Executive Director of the Cultural Strategies Council. The commissioned report describes diverse tools that cultural districts can use to spur investment and create new revenue streams while protecting the local character and neighborhood identity.


We also welcomed the following as new members:


  • Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism
  • Arizona Arts, University of Arizona
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • MiSK City
  • The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
  • Southbank Centre, London
  • DesignSingapore (affiliate member)
  • Grimshaw (affiliate member)
  • wHY (affiliate member)


We are working hard to stay connected with one another and our clients, and have learned more about one another and ourselves along the way. We are hopeful that 2021 brings to all of us health, happiness and plentiful vaccines, and we hope to see you all in the flesh soon.


Happy Holidays from AEA!

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