About AEA Consulting
AEA Consulting is regarded as one of the world’s leading cultural consulting firms. We have over two decades of experience assisting clients in the cultural sector internationally, helping them to define, plan and achieve their long-term goals. Specialists in facilities, operational and strategic planning, we collaborate with public and private cultural organizations and their funders in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, and Australia to help them realize the contribution that culture can make to communities. We stay with our clients from the initial conceptual planning of a project through feasibility studies and detailed planning to implementation and start up, advising and supporting them all along the way.
AEA was founded by Adrian Ellis in 1990 in London, and has been based in New York since 1998. AEA’s work stands on two foundations: a strong analytical approach, and a close understanding of and empathy for the goals of stakeholders in the cultural sphere. Our multi-national consulting team members have backgrounds in cultural and heritage organizations, finance, the art market, and government. We bring to our work a deep understanding of a wide range of cultural environments and issues, and our ability to share and apply our knowledge of cultural practices and developments internationally brings many benefits to our clients.
We approach problem solving with curiosity, creativity and integrity.
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