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The Cultural Planning Group was formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, combining the consulting practices of the founders. The firm now has five partners, based in California, Philadelphia and Hawai’i. Our focus has expanded to include the largest cultural planning practice in the US. Our partners include some of the country’s foremost practitioners in organizational capacity building and public art. We often collaborate with colleague consultants and firms, and we have close, ongoing relationships with strategic partners that expand our own capacities.
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Linda Flynn

Partner and Research Director


Linda Flynn directs community research for the firm and is integral to analysis of each client’s project issues. She has exceptional and broad experience in arts and cultural research and community engagement, providing results for informed community cultural planning. Prior to her work in the arts and culture industry, Linda worked with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector corporations in the areas of community process, research, project management, and strategic planning. Linda holds a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in organizational and leadership development, and professional certifications in qualitative research and quantitative research. Linda is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA), the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR), and volunteers her time at various local nonprofit organizations focused on the improvement of youth educational experiences in the State of Florida.