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

Announcing the Release of Massachusetts-focused Insights from the Culture & Community Research
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
December 15, 2021

In this report, we share highlights of the kinds of change and transformation that MA residents want to see in the arts & culture sector, building blocks for a more resilient and relevant sector, and the impacts of online and offline experiences in our cultural lives, among other themes…

Major new report released today: Black perspectives on creativity, trustworthiness, welcome and well-being
Team Slover Linett
November 30, 2021

We’re thrilled to share findings from in-depth interviews with Black and African American adults across the U.S., a new phase of Culture + Community…

“Out of turmoil comes newness”
Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, PhD
November 30, 2021

…With all this collective trauma hanging over our heads, we as Black people still found some solace in moments that brought us joy, connection, care, comfort, safety, belonging and trust — all of which we explored together in these interviews. Our conversations revealed that these moments were not just lifelines, but also reminders of the possibility of a new world.

What do musicians need? New research findings from a national survey
Tanya Treptow, PhD
October 21, 2021

I’m delighted to share the release of a new report, “Turn Up the Mic, Tune Up the Future: A National Research Study of Roots Musicians in the U.S.” Commissioned by Whippoorwill Arts and undertaken in collaboration with…

Did the pandemic make us more creative?
Bayaz Zeynalova
October 04, 2021

From making soap to baking bread, the pandemic presented many people with an opportunity to follow their muse. How widespread was this phenomenon? What ways have people used to channel their creative energy? The national Culture + Community study…

Welcome, Bayaz Zeynalova!
Tanya Treptow, PhD
September 02, 2021

We’re so happy to welcome Bayaz Zeynalova as the newest member of our team, joining us in July!  Bayaz joins Slover Linett as Research Manager, bringing her strong background in project management and social research to this role…


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