We’re a social research firm for the cultural sector.

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

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…

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?

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…

An update about our national research on millennials & science
Team Slover Linett
March 05, 2020

We’re delighted to point you to the new interactive report website that our friends at the National Academy of Sciences have created to share findings from our recent study of young Americans…

A round of well-deserved promotions
Peter Linett
February 28, 2020

One of the things I love most about my professional life is that I get to work with wonderful people and watch them grow and thrive. Lately, there’s been a lot of growing and thriving around here, and I’m delighted to announce several promotions…

Exhibit review – Hamilton: The Exhibition
Ashley Ann Wolfe
February 19, 2020

I’m so happy to share my review of Hamilton: The Exhibition, which was presented in Chicago for much of 2019. Read an excerpt below, or click through to the full article, which was published in the January 2020 issue of Curator: The Museum Journal…


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Some important news to share: We'll be collaborating on a national research study of #arts & #culture #audiences & the wider U.S. population during the crisis, about how cultural orgs can help their communities & vice versa. More next week. Excited to contribute to the field...

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