A New Chapter for the Apollo Theater

AMS is pleased to congratulate the Apollo Theater, long-time AMS strategic planning client, on the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as Executive Producer, beginning in September 2016. Ms. Forbes will bring her experience as an award-winning director, producer, and cofounder of...
Katie Oman

West Coast Office Update

AMS is delighted to share that Katie Oman will be working for the City of Seattle in a strategic role.

Changing the Game at Auburn University

AMS is assisting Auburn University to determine how a new performing arts venue would complement the campus community and the City of Auburn. Our study is focused on how the new facility would complement existing area venues, looks at how facility innovations might impact...

Event: Art, Culture, Urban Design, and Capital: Shaping Cities for the Future

Join AMS Principal Steven Wolff and industry colleagues for a conversation on March 31.


Auburn University seeks proposals from qualified professionals to consult with the University in the: development of architectural and engineering bidding documents for the new Performing Arts Center (AU Project Number: 15-158). Details regarding this RFQ can be found here....
Writers Theatre

Writers Theatre Grand Opening

AMS is proud to celebrate with longtime client Writers Theatre its venue's Grand Opening.

AMS congratulates Writers Theatre on NEA Grant

AMS is proud to congratulate Writers Theatre as recipient of an NEA Art Works grant.

AMS Launches PACStats 3.0

The standard‐setting benchmarking and performance measurement tool has raised the standard again!

AMS Intern Joins Seattle’s Art Interruptions

Hanako O'Leary's artwork is featured through January 3.
redefining arts and culture

Webinar: Redefining Arts and Culture

Video from Steven A. Wolff's webinar is now available online.
Hanako O'Leary

Summer Project Staff

AMS is delighted to welcome Hanako O'Leary for the summer, working in our Seattle office.
Beaverton Arts and Culture Center

New Arts at Creekside

Beaverton, Oregon, is developing their downtown core with a new Arts and Culture Center.
Van Weze Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Rises to No. 1

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was the most-visited attraction in Sarasota County in the first quarter of this year.
Melora Cybul

AMS Welcomes Melora Cybul

Melora will focus on market and consumer research, project research, and analysis.
Bag&Baggage Productions

From Bank to Blackbox

AMS helped evaluate inspiring plans to reimagine a downtown bank building as a blackbox theatre.
Ball & Socket, Cheshire, CT

Ball & Socket, Reborn

AMS has been commissioned by Ball & Socket Arts to assist in defining their market and cultural programming.
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Creating Ardmore

AMS presented a plan to a diverse group of stakeholders in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to breathe life into the city’s arts and cultural offerings.
Mercer Island Arts Center

New Center for the Arts on Mercer Island

AMS client Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) on Mercer Island near Seattle is scheduled to break ground in late 2016...
El Paso, Texas

Advancing Quality of Life in El Paso

The City of El Paso, Texas, took several big steps toward a new cultural development project this January, as it focused its efforts on four potential sites downtown.

PACStats 2.0

Completely redesigned for 2015, PACStats enables informed and effective decision-making at every performing arts center.