"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 – and in the process, the artistic work and our network of relationships that support the work have been significantly strengthened.” —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 3Arts, Americans for the Arts, Arts Cleveland, Artplace America, Artspace, Bush Foundation, Center for Community Progress, the City of Minneapolis, City of Sacramento, CA, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Hivos, the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture, Indiana Arts Commission, Intermedia Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, League of Chicago Theatres, LINC, LISC, NeighborWorks America, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Placer County, CA, PolicyLink, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Touchstone Theatre, Trust for Public Land, the University of Houston, the Urban Institute.

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 José Office of Cultural Affairs, Creative Capital, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Mayors Institute on City Design.