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.
She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College, where her thesis, Count Me In: Leveraging Generational Differences to Sustain Volunteer Engagement explored opportunities and challenges related to volunteer labor in not-for-profit theaters. She also holds a BA 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.