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

Growing our team…and looking outside the box: Two great positions open
Ashley Ann Wolfe
January 22, 2020

Interested in joining the most creative, community-focused research practice in the cultural sector? Or know someone who might be? / We’re kicking off the new year in growth gear. Having just promoted several outstanding members of our staff, we’re now looking for two...

Human-centered research, arts & culture style
Tanya Treptow, PhD
January 02, 2020

At Slover Linett, our team includes social scientists and strategists from a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology, public policy, human-centered design, and arts administration. Because of our kaleidoscope of backgrounds, we get to push each other to think creatively about unusual combinations of research methods to meet our cultural clients’ goals.

New folk music research + cool conference alerts: Slover Linett December news
Team Slover Linett
December 18, 2019

We’re delighted to announce the publication of new findings about an art-form we love but haven’t had the opportunity to research before: folk music. Too often, the informal, vernacular arts fly below the radar of researchers, funders, and policymakers. But they’re as vital to culture and community as any classical tradition or formal arts institution. So we were excited to work with the talented team at Folk Alliance International…

Talking community engagement with future museum leaders
Nancy Plaskett
December 09, 2019

I was honored to recently participate as a guest speaker, on behalf of Slover Linett Audience Research, during Meena Selvakumar’s Community Engagement course—where students develop an understanding of the theory and practice of community engagement to help museums become agents of change in their communities—as part of the University of Washington’s Museology program.

Stop worrying about “margin of error” – Worry about response rate
Peter Linett
December 02, 2019

It’s political polling season, which means lots of media stories about methodological social-science questions that are usually way too wonky for public consumption. (I know, I lost you at “polling.”) But if you work in audience research, those stories can grab your attention…and not in a good way.

Seven tips for developing a staff survey
Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD
November 22, 2019

At Slover Linett, we focus most of our (formidable!) research chops on helping organizations connect more deeply with their audiences and communities. But sometimes we turn these skills inward to inform our own organizational learning and growth. For instance, staff surveys.


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"We seek to expand the range of perspectives, life-experiences, & identities on our team, so that we can learn more about, & work to get better at, using research as a tool for greater equity, inclusion, & innovation in the cultural sectors."

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Growing our team…and looking outside the box: Two great positions open | Slover Linett


We are kicking off the new year with growth in mind & are excited to announce the openings for a Researcher & a Research Coordinator at Slover Linett.

More info, including salary range & benefit details, below:
#audienceresearch #Hiring

Growing our team…and looking outside the box: Two great positions open | Slover Linett


Reading eulogies to philosopher Roger Scruton. While admiring his passion for the #arts, let's also say a permanent goodbye to his (& his generation of conservative critics') claim that #classicalmusic & the Western tradition have unique access to transcendance, greatness, value.

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