It’s not a word we use loosely. Unlike some consultancies, we’re not a virtual collection of freelancers; we’re a team in every sense. We collaborate intensively on all our projects, weaving multiple perspectives, disciplines, and backgrounds together for a richer research fabric. In our Chicago office, the hum you hear is curiosity — our shared quest to understand how cultural engagement works and what it does for people, places, and communities.

Staff

Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Nancy Plaskett

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
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Tanya Treptow, PhD

Vice President & Co-Director of Research
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Ashley Ann Wolfe

Communications & Operations Manager
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Consultants & Advisors

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"It’s not hard to observe an increasingly toxic divide between theatre artists & critics; can a new publication called @3viewstheater change all that?" @RobKendt chats w/ Sarah Ruhl & Julia Jordan about their journal aimed at diversifying theatre criticism:

Can 3Views Change Theatre Criticism?

Coming this fall: a new artist-driven online journal from the Lillys that aims to widen and diversify the discourse.

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Love what our friends at https://t.co/C9Z7NixFEd are doing w @RISDMuseum: install a browser add-in and you can see how their invited, outsider "critics" have layered their perspectives onto the conventions & assumptions of the #museum website https://t.co/E4Rz5iVBXX @OFBYFOR_ALL

"SISTRRRRS?" Regarding identity & labeling, we can all stand to learn from what @quiarahudes & Gabriela Sanchez have to say about society's "insatiable need for cultural clarity". "We're sisters. Period." #TCG19 cc: @PowerStreet12 @SloverLinett @AmericanTheatre

"What if their #creativity, sense of mission, & understanding of #art were part of the conversation? Wouldn’t they make visitors’ experiences more meaningful & relevant?" Madeline Smith shares her take on @Slate's "Working" podcast with @MuseumModernArt:

Slate’s “Working” Podcast: Behind the scenes at MoMA with the people who do the work | Slover Linett

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