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We use rigorous research & evaluation methods to shine new light on how people connect to the arts, museums, media, science, stories, ideas, creativity, and community. And how they could connect.


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The research has the capacity to be transformational for the O’Keeffe Museum. Slover Linett took the time to listen, understand our needs, and integrate their work with another consultant team… As a result, the staff is eager to develop and implement experimental programs to attract and retain new audiences. Peter and his team are not only experts in audience research; they are experienced, thoughtful, and sophisticated partners who are willing to think with my team.”

Robert A. Kret

Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

News & Notes

Presenting Our Folk Music Research in Montreal

I was excited to fly to a very snowy Montreal earlier this week to join the board and staff of Folk Alliance International at their annual conference. I was there to present findings from our new survey of the folk music field—artists,...

Updating the Picture for MCA Chicago

We had a great kickoff meeting earlier this week with new and old friends at the MCA Chicago. I wasn’t at Slover Linett back in 2011–12 when we helped the museum with an in-depth sequence of market and visitor research studies, but I’ve seen...

Let’s get immersive!

With so much talk lately around the subject of immersive/interactive art, I recently spent time exploring two destinations that are making headlines in this arena: Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, and the wndr museum in Chicago. Meow Wolf was unlike anything I’ve...

Talking With Some Amazing Scientists About How to Engage Millennials

I was thrilled to be in San Francisco last week to present our new research on millennials and science to the National Academy of Sciences’ LabX team, then facilitate a strategy workshop about programming and experience design. In addition to...

Strengthening access to the arts in Chicago Public Schools

I’m honored to serve as the Chair for Ingenuity’s Data and Research Advisory Panel, and it’s been such a pleasure to work on the panel with my colleagues Katherine and Madeline this year. Ingenuity (@IngenuityChgo) does fantastic work supporting arts education in...

Reflections on AAM 2018

I recently returned from the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) 2018 annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.  As Sr. Project Director & Staff Lead at Slover Linett Audience Research, I take every opportunity that I can to learn from experts, engage in cultural...


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More news from @SloverLinett! We're also hiring a Researcher to join our ever-curious fantastic team. Please see the job posting below for more details, & we look forward to hearing from you! #arts #research #scicomm #culture

Good morning! We're growing our team! @SloverLinett is hiring a Research Coordinator to join the staff in our Chicago office; see the link below for details, & please share widely:
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Before "high" #culture peeled off from "low," #art from entertainment: Scott Joplin was "a hit in the saloons of the Midwest...but also in the high-society parlors of European capitals." Love @nytimes #overlooked series of belated obits for people of color

Scott Joplin circa 1904. He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant and an in-demand performer.

Scott Joplin, Ragtime Master Who Wrote ‘The Entertainer’

Scott Joplin elevated ragtime, composed one of the first African-American operas and laid the groundwork for jazz.


Thank you @murawski27 for breaking down practical ways to tackle change to move community involvement work forward. #firstwave @OFBYFOR_ALL

@stevenkohls Hi Steve, I run an audience research & evaluation firm for arts & culture nonprofits, and we're developing a new website - would love to use literally like 9 seconds of footage from your video of the Crossing Arts mural painting. Thoughts? Thanks very much.

@steamworkgroup @SloverLinett @DrPriceIsRight Right, we've sometimes said the same to each other here @SloverLinett. But increasingly, #genderidentity is one of the dimensions of diversity and inclusion that #museums and #arts orgs are striving for, so it's worth measuring and tracking over time.

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