AMS Planning & Research Corp.

We are honored to work in close partnership with so many smart, innovative, and dynamic cultural and community leaders. We’re honored even more by their kind reflections on our work together. Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received over our years of service.

“AMS Planning & Research has been with us for the greater part of our 11+ year journey of imagining, inventing, planning and re-imagining.”
Jeff Langley, Artistic Director, Green Music Center
“Their dedicated consumer research capability continues to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities of cultivating audiences in our changing society.”
Liz Morten, Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Westport Country Playhouse
“AMS has been a great partner to BAM on major initiatives over many years. AMS has always proven to be not only reliable, thorough, and focused, but also creative and passionate about their work.”
Karen Hopkins, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music
“More than just the nuts and bolts research, AMS helped us forge 'critical issues' questions that continue to guide us.”
George Evano, Director of Communications, Oregon Bach Festival
“Long before we were called the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, our group went to AMS  to help us understand the complexities of creating a world-class performing arts center. We went back to AMS for ... their national experience and local research.”
Myron Martin, President & CEO, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas
“When we embarked on a community-wide effort to explore the development of a performing arts center, it was viewed as a controversial topic. AMS was instrumental in our success due to their professionalism, knowledge of the industry and grasp of different governance models.  We could not have succeeded in getting this project funded without their support and guidance.”
H. Walker Sanders, President, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.
“The team AMS put together was dynamic and creative and helped our board of trustees see the potential of a brand new museum concept.”
Frank Jacobson, Interim Director, Scottsdale Museum of the West
“Writers Theatre has been fortunate to have had AMS integrally involved in our company's strategic planning, which culminated in our current endeavor to build a new theatre building.  We look forward to a successful project because of our partnership with them.”
Elaine Tinberg, Chairperson, Writers' Theatre, Chicago
“Not only was AMS easy to work with, but the data they provided to us has been invaluable.”
Emily Swartzlander, Marketing and Communication Director, Greater Columbus Arts Council
"The PACStats annual report provides -- in a confidential setting -- a broad and deep context for our operating data. The longitudinal data, assembled in a consistent and disciplined manner, is a rock-solid resource for us. The report allows us…to look at our data differently and to apply objective, quantified measurements. AMS works closely with PACStats users to provide report enhancements providing readability and identifying trends."
Bobbie Arbesfeld, Executive VP & COO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
“We have been very pleased to have benefited from the depth of expertise you bring, from the professionalism of your people, of your credibility in the field and of the exceptional advice and counsel...”
Terry Keyko, Executive Director, Edmonton Downtown Academic and Cultural Centre Foundation
"The PACStats reports are an invaluable resource for our industry. We use them frequently to measure our effectiveness and efficiency in numerous areas of our business, to identify and monitor trends, and as reliable data source for management decision making and Board reporting."
Brian L. Finck, CFO, Orange County Performing Arts Center