Megan Friedman is an Analyst with AMS Planning & Research, based in the Southport, Connecticut office. Meg’s primary interests lie in the influence of generational attitudes toward arts participation and the ongoing transformation of the arts workforce. At AMS, Meg conducts interviews with arts industry leaders and investigates scholarly, market, and consumer perspectives to provide clients with the data needed to drive informed decision-making toward organizational and industry success.
She has co-authored a white paper on performing arts center development for the City of Boise, Idaho, and has supported strategic planning for national, regional, and locally-oriented organizations in the arts and culture sector. Meg has also provided research for the implementation of performing arts centers in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as in Louisiana, Maryland, Florida, New York, and Kentucky. She has conducted research into best practices of global cultural districts for Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia and assisted in a cultural asset mapping process for Hillsborough County, Florida.
Meg is a student in the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Goucher College, where her core area of study is the role of volunteerism in professional nonprofit theaters. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Design and Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, Television and Digital Media.
Prior to joining AMS, Meg was a freelance stage manager and worked extensively in New York City on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as at several leading regional theaters.