Cultural Institutions in Development
The DeVos Institute works with new organizations from pre-development and capital planning to organizational development and inaugural season management. Institute services complement the work of theater and museum consultants and architects, ensuring that a developer’s investment in a new cultural landmark is matched by a thorough, balanced, and realistic plan for financial sustainability, artistic excellence, and human resource development.
The Institute provides both one-time and ongoing consultation in staff training, facility planning, artistic planning, community engagement, policy development, information technology, strategic partnerships, and budgeting. These services support a planned, steady approach to opening; maximize opportunity within the new structure; and limit opportunity cost and hard cost, both during and after handover.