Our Collaborators

We have several ongoing collaborative partners that broaden the range of our expertise.

Dial Associates

Cultural Facilities Planning and Assessment
David Dial brings exceptional experience to projects involving cultural facilities. He has managed, built, opened and renovated facilities that include a range of museums, and performing and visual arts centers throughout the U.S. As an arts manager, he has also re-directed these organizations and led them in adapting to change.

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Margie Johnson Reese

Margie Johnson Reese has a 35-year portfolio as an arts advocate and arts management professional. She received a BA from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and an MFA in Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is an advisor to the International Council of African Museums based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Fellow at the Salzburg Global Institute in Salzburg, Austria and a long-time board member of Americans for the Arts.

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Steve Nivin

Steve has special expertise in the role of arts and culture in economic development; transit-oriented development; neighborhood and community development; hospitality, tourism, and sporting event impacts; policy and program analysis; and economic forecasting.

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Surale Phillips

Arts Market Research
Surale is one of the nation’s preeminent arts market research experts. She has exceptional expertise in assisting arts organizations of all disciplines to understand and increase audiences and membership. She also works with whole communities (and cohorts of organizations) to build attendance and participation.

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