Slover Linett's e-newsletter about audiences and culture—from the arts to informal science learning.

As 2010 draws to a close, we thank our clients, friends, and colleagues for a remarkable year of growth in every sense.
We feel like the luckiest researchers in the world — lucky to have learned new things, tried out new methods, welcomed new colleagues (Eileen Bevis, Aaron Trent, Amy Barr, and research fellow Rachelle Brooks), and collaborated with wonderful new clients (including our two newest, shown below).

We even helped found a new, independent organization to foster innovation in the arts & culture sector, Culture Kettle. Now, as promised, we’re proud to introduce Culture Kettle’s first Innovator in Residence. (Drum roll, please...) Greg Sandow, the New York-based composer, critic, Julliard faculty member, and writer on the future of classical music, will help design cutting-edge research studies and implement fresh programming experiments. More »

We wish you warm and merry holidays, and we look forward to fruitful and meaningful work with you in the new year.


Cheryl Slover-Linett  |  Peter Linett
Bill Hayward  |  Sarah Lee  |  Chloe Chittick Patton
Anne Lee  |  Mike Hanus  |  Eileen Bevis
Catherine Jett  |  Aaron Trent  
|  Amy Barr
Rachelle Brooks  |  Michael Di Giovine

What's New?
December 21, 2010

Harris Theater for Music and Dance Turns to Slover Linett for Patron Research

We’re proud to welcome one of the leading presenters and champions of the arts in Chicago, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, to the Slover Linett client family. We will be working with the theater to help it more deeply understand and engage its multiple audiences. More »
December 20, 2010

Greg Sandow Named Culture Kettle’s First “Innovator in Residence”

Culture Kettle L3C, the new experimental research and programming organization, is proud to announce that New York-based composer, author, and consultant Greg Sandow will be the organization’s inaugural Innovator in Residence. Sandow will work with Culture Kettle to create new knowledge about classical music audiences and explore new ways of connecting them to the art form. More »
December 16, 2010

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Selects Slover Linett For Multi-Year Audience Study

We’re proud to welcome MCASD to the Slover Linett client family. Next month, we’ll begin a three-year, multi-method research process to help the museum deepen its relationships with audiences through innovative programming at the institution’s two locations, downtown San Diego and nearby La Jolla. More »

December 21, 2010

Making Schubert their own, so they can share it with us

My colleagues at Slover Linett tease me about being unable to write a brief blog post. So here, as a holiday gift to them, are some quick thoughts about the difference between playing classical music and playing with it (as in, playing with an idea). Three guys with three pianos in the East Village are currently doing both. More »
December 17, 2010

Culture Kettle’s museum side: My post on the Center for the Future of Museums’ blog

This week I'm the guest blogger for AAM's Center for the Future of Museums, whose director Elizabeth Merritt has been an indispensible sounding board as I’ve developed Culture Kettle. As soon as I wrote the post for her, sever al people pointed out new exhibits that are just the kind of innovation I'm calling for. Or are they? More »
December 06, 2010

Culture Kettle, my new R&D enterprise — kickoff concept (part 1)

A month or so ago we announced the founding of Culture Kettle, a new enterprise to spur research and innovation in the cultural sector. Interest and enthusiasm around the field were immediate, which means we’re onto something. But how, exactly, will it work? More »

Slover Linett is a research & assessment firm for the cultural sector, broadly defined. From art museums to dance companies to zoos, we help institutions become more successful by understanding their audiences. We do it through rigorous research and evaluation...More »

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