Strategy

Today’s environment poses numerous short and long-term challenges for arts organizations. With a focus on driving public value and informed by our continuing study of industry best practices and hands-on experience in communities around the world, we work with arts, cultural and heritage institutions to develop plans which respond to and anticipate these challenges.

With change a constant for every organization serving the arts and culture sector; from producers and presenters to arts service organizations and foundations, AMS is uniquely positioned to support the creative thinking and organizational development that is essential. With a focus on defining success, our services, from strategic planning to financial forecasting and board development, are designed to identify and prioritize planning issues, evaluate alternative responses and build consensus around a course of action which addresses the business challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our business planning services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development
  • Change management
  • Board development
  • Collaborations, mergers & shared services
  • Staffing & compensation studies
  • Operations benchmarking & best practices
  • Financial modeling & projections
We developed meaningful rules of engagement and tools to address significant existential threats to our long-term viability.
Edgar Dobie
Arena Stage
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