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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

Former Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

News & Notes

Looking forward & embracing change: Upcoming conferences & panels from Slover Linett
Ashley Ann Wolfe
May 29, 2020

I am delighted to announce several upcoming virtual conferences and panels where our team will be sharing initial findings from the national study, Culture + Community in a Time of Crisis, which closed its survey last week with a staggering 120,000 + responses from folks across the country who were willing to give their time to share their needs, hopes, and expectations. Here is how to be among the first to learn the findings…

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An update on the national audience & community study
Madeline Smith
May 22, 2020

We are excited to share that we recently closed the first wave of our online survey for Culture & Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special COVID Edition of Culture Track. We received 120,000+ responses from museum goers and arts audiences around the U.S. who were willing to give 20 minutes of their time during these stressful days to share their situations, needs, and plans.

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Special announcement: A national audience & community study for COVID resilience
Peter Linett
April 14, 2020

We’re collaborating with our friends at LaPlaca Cohen and other partners, funders, and advisors to conduct a rapid but nuanced study cultural audiences and the wider American public during COVID…

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Yes, research still matters…and we’re still doing it (COVID update from Slover Linett)
Peter Linett
March 27, 2020

In these times, research matters more…and differently. Because your community and audience need to have a voice and want to be heard. We hope you and loved ones are staying safe and sane during these trying times. Our team at Slover Linett is working from home, and we’re adapting and learning fast as the situation evolves. You’ve got a lot on your mind, so we’ll be quick; here are five things we want you to know…

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Radically rethinking audience research for a crisis
Peter Linett
March 17, 2020

As we’ve talked about what’s really unfolding around the world, I realized research can do so much more, if we’re willing to quickly let go of some old ideas. What if we thought of it as a way of empathizing and collaborating with our fellow anxious, confused humans in our communities?

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Virtualizing arts experiences in COVID times — Don’t forget evaluation
Peter Linett
March 16, 2020

In our hurry to get our cultural content out there, let’s not forget that innovation requires a feedback loop, a creative back-and-forth with the humans in your community who need you differently now — and in some ways need you more. Feedback should be built into the process…

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Latest Tweets

@OFBYFOR_ALL @ninaksimon Looking forward! Belonging may be THE question in the arts, especially in the transitions ahead. Much as I love our #opera clients, it's hard to think of an art-form more premised on insiderness & dis-belonging (at least during the 20th century; before that, more widely "owned").

We’re overwhelmed by the response to our #CultureTrack COVID survey, which closed yesterday.⠀

Stay tuned for our study report in June!⠀

@LaPlacaCohen @SloverLinett @WallaceFdn

We are beyond thrilled with the over *120,000* responses that were received before our #CultureTrack Covid survey closed yesterday.

Stay tuned for initial findings!

@LaPlacaCohen @CultureTrack @WallaceFdn

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