Northern Lights

8 Bridges conducted a program evaluation of Northern Spark for this outdoor festival’s first year of neighborhood-based programming drawing on its cultivation of neighborhood cultural and...
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Minneapolis Institute of Art

8 Bridges created a pop-up coworking space, Hothouse, within the Minneapolis Institute of Art to test possible community uses of gathering spaces and to encourage creative...
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8 Bridges is working with Cantus on strategic planning in 2022.
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Arts Midwest

8 Bridges completed an evaluation of the ArtsLab program, a cohort-based capacity building program that served arts organizations across the Upper Midwest. The public-facing evaluation report...
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Mercury Chamber Orchestra

8 Bridges led strategic planning for this Houston-based chamber ensemble and conducted a search for its executive director, Brian Ritter.
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Walker Art Center

8 Bridges consulted with the Walker Art Center’s Digital Strategy Task Force, shaping the early stages of a shift in digital strategy and the hiring of...
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League of American Orchestras

8 Bridges helped develop and implement a regranting program made possible through the generous support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. U.S. orchestras could apply...
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American Swedish Institute

8 Bridges is conducting an organizational assessment of all functions of this notable Minneapolis nonprofit, from governance to buildings and grounds to visitor services to programming,...
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February 5, 2020

The Great Northern

8 Bridges Workshop worked with the new leadership team at The Great Northern to support a new vision for this major festival that celebrates the winter...
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June 10, 2019


Over the past several years 8 Bridges has developed a research partnership with CultureSource that is currently focused on gathering information about ways Southeast Michigan cultural...
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June 1, 2019

The Philadelphia Orchestra

8 Bridges Workshop collaborated with 59 Productions, a London- and NYC-based creative production company, to explore the options and potential for creating a mobile stage for...
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October 10, 2018

Springboard for the Arts

8 Bridges helped plan and launch Springboard’s first-ever capital campaign to create SpringBOX, a dynamic new campus located at 262 University Avenue West in Saint Paul...
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April 18, 2018

OPERA America

8 Bridges supported OPERA America with the development and delivery of a new grant making program supported with a grant from the Ann and Gordon Getty...
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