Clients"Metris Arts Consulting helped Pillsbury House + Theatre forge our own path through the murky landscape of creative placemaking evaluation. We were struggling to define an evaluation process that made impacts for people the central focus. Working with Anne Gadwa Nicodemus on Adding It Up, we were able to define and assess our own evaluation strategy â€“ and in the process, the artistic work and our network of relationships that support the work have been significantly strengthened.â€ť â€”Noel Raymond, Co-Artistic Director, Pillsbury House + Theatre
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, 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, 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 JosĂ© Office of Cultural Affairs, The James Irvine Foundation, and 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).