Clients"Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, you inspired us to take our game of supporting vibrant, creative communities to the next level. We especially appreciated your case study focus on the economic and other meaningful impacts that creative industries bestow on rural communities and tribal lands." â€”Kerri Nakamura, Utah Department of Heritage & Arts Deputy Director
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 Americans for the Arts, Artplace America,Â Artspace, Bush Foundation, Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program/Bedlam Theatre, Center for Community Progress, 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, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation,Â LINC, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, LISC, Markusen Economic Research, Mt. Auburn Associates, NeighborWorks America, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Houston, Slover Linett Audience Research Inc, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design, the Urban Institute, Touchstone Theatre, 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.