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From one-act plays staged on street corners to thoughtful companies launching essential services for local audiences to multimedia events showcasing the 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 evolving experience of communities and individuals.


Our NCAP team takes on this enterprise through adherence to best practices and proven methodology, while remaining unafraid to solve problems in fresh, new ways. As cultural enthusiasts and data scientists, we take pride in providing to our collaborators expert research and consulting services that account for not only how all the data points connect to produce potent facts and findings, but also reveal the powerful social, cultural and economic forces which shape the people and places of our interwoven lives.

What We Do


Provide customized mixed methods research, strategic planning and implementation services.


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


Partner with fellow organizations and individuals invested in 

social-minded enterprises and cultural initiatives that positively impact communities.




NCAP is a full-service research and consulting firm committed to advancing organizations and individuals that support cultural and social initiatives, programs and enterprises from idea formation to realized implementation.


Through mixed methods research, paired with expert strategic planning and implementation services, NCAP examines cultural and social activities, trends, policies, and practices that aid in shaping our lived experiences. We work with a range of cross-sector partners to substantively investigate how cultural activity and socially responsible investments offer economic and developmental benefits to enrich our communities in concrete ways that advance equity, access and prosperity.





We value...

  • Complete investment in the informative power of research characterized by methodological rigor and intellectual honesty.

  • Utilization of credible cultural and sociological research data as crucial to sustaining and positively impacting communities for current and future generations.

  • Effective strategy, policy and planned implementation founded in data-driven research as a principal means to illuminate paths for providing diverse populations equal access to essential cultural, economic and social resources.

  • Cultural research and advocacy open to challenging norms in order to discover new, useful solutions for issues facing communities of all diverse varieties and sizes.

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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