Clients"NEFA commissioned Metris Arts Consulting to conduct an extensive report on the National Dance Project on the occasion of the programâ€™s 20th anniversary. The report, Moving Dance Forward, included analysis of 20 years of grantmaking data along with new research on how dance artists and organizations create and tour dance work in the U.S. Partnering with Anne Gadwa Nicodemus and Rachel Engh helped us produce a comprehensive report that served as a roadmap for envisioning the programâ€™s future." â€”Sara Crawford Nash, Program Director, NEFA
Metris Arts Consulting works with a range of clients from across the country and internationally, including philanthropic foundations, government agencies (local to federal), and arts and community development nonprofits. We view our clients as close partners and seek out collaborations with critical learners doing innovative and interesting work.
Our major clients and research sponsors to date include Artspace, Bush Foundation, Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program/Bedlam Theatre, the City of Carlsbad, CA, theÂ City of Minneapolis, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), Hennepin Theatre Trust, Hivos, the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, LINC, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, LISC, Markusen Economic Research, Mt. Auburn Associates, NeighborWorks America, New England Foundation for the Arts, Pillsbury House + Theatre, the University of Houston, Slover Linett Audience Research Inc, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, the Urban Institute and WaterFire Providence.
With our strategic partners, 2M Research Services, Markusen Economic Research, GO collaborative, and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, we have also completed projects for the Center for Cultural Innovation, the City of Grand Rapids, the City of San JosÃ© Office of Cultural Affairs, the James Irvine Foundation, the Mayors Institute on City Design (a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.