Meg Friedman

Senior Consultant

Meg Friedman is a senior consultant with AMS Planning & Research. She joined AMS in 2016, and has worked on over 35 projects in strategic planning, facility and business planning, and program evaluation and planning.

Meg has worked with organizations throughout North America to define, detail, and advance strategic priorities, including Assets for Artists (a program of MASS MoCA), the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the McConnell Foundation in Redding, California. She co-authored a white paper on a decade of performing arts center design and activation. Additional projects include supporting the development of a chapter in Routledge’s Performing Arts Center Management; best practices research into cultural district models for Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia; and data for keynote presentations around the world. Meg helps clients explore and define success by synthesizing interviews, historical data, and industry innovations to affirm existing and identify new ways of doing business.

Current projects include a significant new performing arts center in Sarasota, Florida; a strategic planning process for the Irish Arts Center in New York City; and a feasibility study for a flagship cultural space in Vaughan, Ontario.

Prior to joining AMS, Meg was a freelance Equity stage manager and worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as at the Hartford Stage Company, Goodspeed Musicals, The Acting Company, and other regional theaters.

Meg holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College and a BA in Theater Design and Production from UCLA. In addition to research and planning, Meg tweets from @AMSarts, along with several other AMS team members. Meg is a California native and resides in New Haven.

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