What if there were a team of social researchers—people with serious chops, from disciplines like anthropology, psychology, and public policy—who also understood the arts, museums, science engagement, and the rest of the cultural sector? What if they were passionate about helping that sector not just succeed, but change?

That’s us.

At Slover Linett, we’re all about using the tools of research, evaluation, community dialogue, and experience design to help cultural organizations become more inclusive, innovative, and relevant. For almost twenty years, we’ve been learning how to meld empirical rigor with generative techniques that tap the imagination of the community. How to cross-pollinate ideas from symphonies to science centers, podcasts to parks. How to help cultural leaders take a fresh look at the experiences they offer, the communities they serve, and the power of culture to spark personal and social change.

Over the course of my career, I’ve worked with Slover Linett many times–and looked to them to provide important audience insights that guided key marketing decisions. They have  a unique understanding of the complex world of arts and culture that few, if any other firms, possess. I would highly recommend them for any project that called for a smart, strategic and insightful research approach.”

Lori Kleinerman

Vice President of Marketing, Chicago Architecture Foundation

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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.

www.nytimes.com

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.

Around our table: Great chat about asking #gender on #surveys inclusively, empathetically & analyze-ably? Is transgender a category (noun) or modifier of male or female (adj.)? Who are we to define the options, but closed-ended questions force the issue. #audienceresearch #arts

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