Clients

"Metris Arts worked with the City’s Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy office to deliver our 2015 Minneapolis Creative Index report. With their help and expertise we were able to, for the first time, pair demographics with our economic data and add supportive qualitative narratives. This was a huge step for us and one that has made a great impact. We heard from our audiences that '..the 2015 report delivered information that was pertinent and the racial equity info, along with the next steps, really supported one another...the message came through clearly'." —Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Minneapolis

 

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, the 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 José 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.