News

Updates and milestones from the AMS team.

Work at AMS: Research Manager

AMS Planning & Research Corp., a leading national consulting practice serving the arts and entertainment industry, is seeking a qualified professional for full-time employment as a Research Manager in our Southport, Connecticut office. You will join a team of "thought...

Work at AMS: Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant / Business Development AdministratorImmediate opening, part-time (~30 hours per week). Southport-based, international arts management consulting practice seeks a qualified Executive Assistant to support business development efforts, manage office systems and provide assistance to the Principal as well as...

Building a Better Brown

Brown University was looking for renewed focus and reconfigured facilities to engage the creative arts as much as it does the liberal arts. They've turned to AMS to help them.

A new chapter for Writers Theatre

AMS congratulates Writers Theatre on its plans to build a new $28 million two-theater complex in downtown Glencoe, IL.

Amy Gibbs joins the AMS team

We are delighted to announce that Amy Gibbs has joined AMS in the position of Analyst in our Southport, Connecticut, office.

Audience (R)Evolution Update

AMS partners with Theatre Communications Group to explore the future of audiences.

Bing Concert Hall opens at Stanford

AMS sets the stage for the operations, market analysis, and feasibility of the new facility.

The (R)Evolution will be Analyzed

AMS supports a three-year initiative on theater audiences.

Weill Hall Opens to Rave Reviews

A new venue to savor in wine country opens its doors, with the help of AMS.

AMS Celebrates 24 Years of Service

Monday, September 3, marked the 24th anniversary of the launch of AMS Planning & Research Corp.

AMS welcomes new team member

Danielle Boyke brings business, analysis, and theater experience to the AMS team.

Wolff addresses Connecticut legislative gathering

AMS' founding principal details the impact of arts and culture on jobs and the economy in Fairfield County.

Wolff to Keynote Theatre Conference

The League of Historic American Theatres keynote explores leadership in the 21st Century.

2012 Greenberg Memorial Scholar Selected

Scholarship supports an emerging leader's participation at the Americans for the Arts Conference.

Arts Presenters Salary Survey Update

Contact us for information on the PAC Stats Salary Survey.

Theatre Communications Group launches 'Audience (R)Evolution'

AMS Planning & Research is pleased to announce our partnership with Theatre Communications Group, to explore and expand a new generation of audience engagement efforts for American theater.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts earns raves

Our congratulations to Las Vegas' new cultural landmark!

Signature Theatre opens a new chapter for New York theater

AMS plays a role in what's next for New York theater.

Evaluating dance as an ambassador

AMS explores the impact of dance ensembles on international diplomacy.

Borenstein named Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre

Our Project Manager moves to an important leadership position in the theater world.

Sharing insights at Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts conference

International conference gathers researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and students.

Steven Wolff Speaks in Australia

AMS founding Principal Steven Wolff brought insights from the North American cultural industries to Australia this October through a series of public talks. Among other venues, he presented a keynote in Melbourne on October 20, 2011, exploring the evolution of performing...

South Miami-Dade Opens to Raves

Positive opinions by the press, by the community, and by civic leaders mark the launch of this new facility.

Arthur Greenberg Memorial Scholarship Awarded

Helena Fruscio receives the first scholarship award.

AMS Attends 2011 TCG National Conference

AMS Project Manager, Lynette Turner, attended the 2011 TCG National Conference, held in Los Angeles, in June 2011. The conference celebrated the organization's 50th anniversary and over 1,000 people are reported to have attended. The conference, called "What If", was...

Theatre for a New Audience Breaks Ground

AMS plans and partners to ensure a new home brings new success.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

It took two decades of preparation and planning, but Orlando broke ground in June 2011 on an extraordinary new performing arts facility. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will include two grand performance theaters, a community theater, outdoor...

Arts Giving Gaining Ground

Philanthropy back up after two years of decline.

Steven Wolff Challenges American Orchestras

Context and video from the AMS president's provocative presentation to the June 2011 League of American Orchestras conference.

AMS welcomes Amy Ben-Kiki back to the team

Returning project manager brings deep experience and insight in arts education, communications, and community arts.

Rethinking the Coconut Grove Playhouse

Exploring community insights and program options for the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

Borenstein appointed to interim leadership post at Long Wharf

The AMS Project Manager will serve as managing director during a national search.

AMS and LaPlaca Cohen Present Findings from Culture Track 2011

The fifth installment of this study examines the attitudes and behaviors of cultural audiences, examining trends in attendance at visual and performing arts events, and the motivators and barriers that affect participation.

Columbus Foundation Releases Groundbreaking 'Arts Market Sustainability' Report

Our new study creates new metrics to assess the depth, breadth, and sustainability of the cultural sector in Columbus.

Announcing the Arthur M. Greenberg Memorial Scholarship at Americans for the Arts

AMS honors its friend and colleague with a new Emerging Leadership scholarship.

AMS to Serve as Evaluator of DanceMotion USA

December 15, 2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has again been selected by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as grantee and administrator of the second season of DanceMotion USA. This cultural diplomacy program, which...

AMS welcomes new team members

Two new experienced professionals join the firm.

AMS announces key appointments

The firm looks to the future with a series of organizational changes.

Overture Center Resolves Debt

A big step toward a revitalized future for the facility and its community.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Featured in The New York Times

March 4, 2010 Don Snyder and his fundraising efforts for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada were featured in a recent article in The New York Times.  The article notes that one of the keys...

Benchmarking Overview at the Performing Arts Managers Conference

March 3, 2010 At this month's Performing Arts Managers Conference, AMS Project Manager Kate Scorza Ingram will present an overview of performing arts center financial and operational data collected through the Venue Research Institute benchmarking initiative.  The International Association of...

Uptown Tenderloin Museum Moves Forward

February 16, 2010 The City of San Francisco has committed $20,000 in funding for the creation of the Uptown Tenderloin Museum.  The proposed museum will have exhibits on the Uptown Tenderloin district's unique history, including the legendary Black Hawk jazz...

Panel on Cultural Facilities Planning at the Performing Arts Managers Conference

February 18, 2010 AMS Planning & Research Principal Robert Bailey will participate in a panel discussion at the International Association of Assemby Managers Performing Arts Managers Conference in Seattle.  The panel will include Phil Jordan, Division Director for the Salt...

Theatre for a New Audience Announces Construction Plans

February 7, 2010 Six projects in the planned Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district will begin construction in 2010, including a new theater for AMS Planning & Research client Theatre for a New Audience.  Theatre for a New Audience plans...

Lee's Summit, Missouri Receives Creative Community Honor

 February 10, 2010 Two years after completing its Cultural Arts Plan, the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri's sixth largest city, received the Creative Community honor at the 2010 Missouri Arts Awards ceremony in Jefferson City. In accepting the award,...

The Oveture Center for the Arts' Impact on Madison

February 2, 2010 The Wisconsin State Journal reported on AMS Planning & Research's study of the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin.  The assessment, which was conducted with arts/axis consulting and Americans for the Arts, analyzed and documented the...

Performing Arts Center Feasibility for Bay Harbor, Michigan

January 25, 2010 The Bay Harbor Foundation has retained AMS Planning & Research and theater design consultant Fisher Dachs Associates to determine the feasibility of a performing arts center with a possible health / wellness component. In 1998, AMS completed...

Market Research for The Jewish Museum

January 14, 2010  Working with with the strategic marketing, planning and design firm LaPlaca Cohen, AMS will conduct market research for The Jewish Museum.  The goal of this research is to provide The Jewish Museum with an objective and rigorous market analysis to...

Shared Services Planning for Providence

January 13, 2010  The City of Providence, Rhode Island's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism has retained AMS Planning & Research to research the feasibility of a Greater Providence Cultural Authority.  This proposed entity, which is an intitiative described in...

Signature Theatre Company Achieves a Major Fundraising Milestone

December 21, 2009 Signature Theatre Company, an off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to honoring and celebrating the playwright, has raised $41 million of its $60 million goal for its new theatre complex.   The theatre complex will be part of a hotel and...