Resource Development

Artists and arts professionals are at their most entrepreneurial – inventive and innovative – when aligning their work, organizations and producing abilities with shared interests.

This does not simply mean finding new ways to support old processes. Rather, it means finding virtually any way to support what the work requires; and what is required and what is possible has expanded considerably.

AAR assists arts professionals to extend concepts and approaches informed by their artistic process systemically and systematically to key areas of leadership and transitions, audience and community development, relational fundraising and development, and board and volunteer roles and relationships.


Even when arts professionals lack resources, they find ways to cobble together the necessities. When they can find no one else to help, they find each other. While many in the field continue to try to make traditional models and approaches work for them, there are those finding their own approaches, with their own voices, and synthesizing new and more appropriate producing and operating responses. When encouraged and supported, aided and abetted, arts professionals’ innate entrepreneurial natures come to the fore.

Clients | Resource Development

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Client List
  • Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY
  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA*
  • Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC*
  • The Musical Theater Project, Cleveland, OH*
  • The Flea Theater, NYC*
  • Mabou Mines, NYC*
  • La Mama, NYC
  • HERE Arts Center, NYC
  • Richmond Ballet, Richmond, VA*
  • Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC*
  • Al Bustan Seeds of Culture, Philadelphia, PA*
  • National Ballet of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
  • The Philadelphia Live Arts and The Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA
  • North Carolina Dance Project & Festival, Greensboro, NC*
  • PRISM, Philadelphia, PA
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ
  • The Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA
  • Music Makers Foundation, Hillsborough, NC
  • Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Philadelphia, PA
  • Flamenco Vivo, NYC*
  • Pinecone, Raleigh, NC
  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, NYC
  • Nicole Canuso Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA