Arts & Culture

Philip Setzer and David Finckel of the Emerson String QuartetString Quartet


” People get lost when they fail to update their mental map and then persist in following it even when the landscape tries to tell you it’s wrong.”
Laurence Gonzales, Deep Survival

The cultural industry is in the midst of a major shift, including increased competition for audience, a more challenging fundraising climate, and the generational transfer from one era of leadership to another. Arts and cultural organizations must learn to adapt if they are to survive, yet they must maintain absolute focus on the Art and the organization’s relevance to the community.

SnowHill Strategies works with organizations to navigate the landscape and map their futures. We offer comprehensive performing arts management consulting services in the following domains:

Financial Strategy

  • Capitalization
  • Donor & audience base growth
  • Financial systems: development & implementation
  • Coaching: Executive, Senior Managers, Board of Directors

Business Model & Organizational Structures – Assessment & Strategy

  • Evaluate programs and financials to assess organizational health
  • Understand & remedy structural gaps in funding & programs
  • Audit & develop annual goals & objectives
  • Work with Boards and senior management to develop strategic plans

Organizational sustainability

  • In-depth interviews of stakeholders at all levels
  • Assess current relevance of mission
  • Assess competitive advantages
  • Assess merger and exit options if organization is unsustainable