For over 25 years, AMS has
made the business of arts and culture our business. Founded with a deep
commitment to the role of the arts in our communities, we’ve dedicated
ourselves to working with arts and community leaders to develop ventures that
are both effective and vital.
Each year, we measure and
analyze the operations of hundreds of arts organizations and facilities across
North America, and are deeply involved in innovative change to help producers,
presenters, artists and service organizations succeed in these complex times.
We develop and apply sophisticated consumer and audience research methodologies
to assess market behavior and preferences. We track long-term industry and
societal trends to understand the future environment in which our clients will
Since our founding in 1988,
AMS has gained particular recognition for our work on important facilities
planning projects. Our team has participated in the successful development of
more than $7 billion in capital facilities for the arts, ranging from small
projects to those costing hundreds of millions of dollars. We have guided
feasibility studies, project development efforts, and provided implementation
planning on arts and cultural projects of every type and every scale.
notion of moving organizations beyond “sustainable” to “vital” enterprises is
built on fundamental changes in how success is defined for arts and culture,
how arts enterprises engage with their communities and their partners, and how
a next-generation business model might work. As a result, success is measured
not only by the level of activity and excellence, but also by the effectiveness
and entanglement in the community; the creation of lasting public value.