COVID 19 – How AMS is responding

It is certainly a difficult and complicated time in the arts, culture and entertainment space. AMS Planning & Research and AMS Analytics are committed to being vigilant and doing our share to help. Our first concern is, of course, our AMS team and their families. Already accustomed to remote working with a distributed team, and […]

Performing Arts Center Standard Reporting Handbook now available

We’re very excited to share the news that the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has published the first handbook for performance reporting for Performing Arts Centers, a collaboration between AMS Analytics and the IAVM Research Committee. Performing arts centers (PACs) have long tracked performance indicators and many have engaged in formal benchmarking for over […]

The Evolved Performing Arts Centre

In an article for Arts Centre Melbourne’s magazine, Encore, AMS Principal Steven A. Wolff details the evolution of “public value” among a particularly complex group of arts organizations: performing arts centers.   Modern performing arts centers like Arts Centre Melbourne which officially opened in 1984 were relatively new concepts that dated back only to the […]

AMS Congratulates Arts Commons

The Calgary City Council approves funding for Arts Commons’ expansion. The Arts Commons Transformation (ACT) is a multi-phased project expected to increase the Arts Commons footprint by 50 percent, renovate its existing facilities, and further develop the surrounding areas. AMS was engaged to conduct an independent review of business case assumptions and outcomes for the […]

AMS Congratulates The Kennedy Center on The Reach

The new complex delivers interactive and behind-the-scenes audience experiences. The Reach, The John F. Kennedy Center’s new facilities are designed to support programming envisioned to transform audience, visitor, and community connection. AMS was honored to partner with Kennedy Center leadership through a process which aligned the organization’s strategic plan goals, the nature and design of […]

AMS Congratulates Auburn University

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center opens this weekend! AMS Managing Director Michele Walter and Senior Consultant Melora Cybul will attend the grand opening of Auburn University’s Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center this weekend. AMS began working with the University in 2015 to determine program opportunities, guide planning, and develop an […]

Steven Wolff and Jordan Gross-Richmond speak at Arizona Presenters Alliance Conference

AMS Principal Steven Wolff to deliver keynote address. AMS Principal Steven Wolff will deliver the keynote address entitled, “Generation Next – Driving Success for 21st Century Performing Arts Centers.” AMS Analytics Director Jordan Gross Richmond will speak on the topic of Making a case for measurement – leveraging insights in PAC data. The conference is taking […]

We welcome Analyst Jonathan Spangler

We are delighted to announce the addition of our new west coast staff! Jonathan comes to AMS with a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has an extensive performing arts background as a musician and actor, as well as administrative work with performing arts organizations throughout the United States and Europe. Jonathan […]