From one-act plays staged on street corners to thoughtful companies launching essential services for local audiences to week-long multimedia events showcasing the new ideas that energize, educate and give meaning to your city, your town, your neighborhood, your office, your home . . .
. . . it all matters. Deeply and dynamically. We love and study these phenomena in their many forms and dimensions, and we recognize their vital importance in the lives of communities and individuals.


What We Do


Customized mixed methods evaluation, strategic planning and marketing and communications


Provide a network for our NCAP partners, members and associates to collaborate and exchange ideas


Conduct original data-driven research to examine local, regional and international cultural trends and industry best practices


Partner with fellow organizations and institutions invested in encouraging the growth of arts and cultural initiatives




NCAP supports organizations and individuals that advance cultural and social initiatives, programs and enterprises through evidence-based analysis combined with effective marketing and communications services.


By examining cultural and social activities, trends, policies and practices that aid in shaping our lived experiences, NCAP conducts original mixed methods research and collaborates with a range of cross-sector partners to substantively communicate how the arts and socially responsible enterprises offer economic and creative benefits to enrich our communities.

Interested in our services? Do you want to partner with us?Looking to chat with fellow researchers, wonderers, policy nerds, art geeks and industry innovators?

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