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Capitalization Needs of Arts & Cultural Organizations in Southeast Michigan, 2021 Update

by Alan Brown, John Carnwath, with Rebecca Thomas


Research Commissioned by CultureSource Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the arts sector has experienced an extraordinary level of uncertainty and financial tumult. Two  >>

An Investment Framework for Supporting the Artists Ecosystem

by Alan Brown, John Carnwath, Megan Bander, with Shalini Agrawal, Lily Kharrazi, Beatrice Thomas, in association with John Shibley Consulting

November 2019

Research Commissioned by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation At the heart of this report is the artistic idea that there is value in looking at something familiar in a  >>

Assessing the Audience Impact of Choral Music Concerts

by Alan Brown, Sean Fenton, Kyle Marinshaw, Rebecca Ratzkin, Jason Tran, Mitch Menchaca

June 2016

How are audiences affected by live choral music concerts? What can we conclude about their experiences? How do their experiences differ? Can we identify drivers of impact? In  >>

Canada Council for the Arts: Qualitative Impact Framework

by Alan Brown, John Carnwath, with James Doeser

November 2019

Across many developed economies, there is a drive to measure the impacts of the arts. Governments wish to measure the effects of their investments. Funders seek to spend  >>