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From one-act plays staged on formerly deserted street corners to weeklong multimedia fairs showcasing the new ideas and creative sector practitioners 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 supreme importance in the lives of communities and individuals.


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 communications 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 enterprises 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.



  • Customized mixed methods evaluation, strategic planning, and marketing and communications for arts and culture organizations, initiatives, programs, events, and policies.


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


  • Organize and promote activities to discuss local, regional, and international cultural trends.


  • Partner with fellow organizations and institutions invested in encouraging the growth of arts and culture initiatives.


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





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