Suzanne Callahan founded Callahan Consulting for the Arts in 1996, to help artists, arts organizations and funders realize their vision through a range of services that includes strategic planning, resource development, program evaluation, philanthropic counsel, and meeting facilitation. Callahan served as Senior Specialist for the Dance Program at the National Endowment for the Arts for nine years, where she was responsible for annual funding programs, reviewing over 6,000 applications and providing technical assistance to artists and arts organizations. Also while at the NEA, she received a Distinguished Service Award for her leadership as Chair to the agency’s AIDS Working Group and for her efforts to address the issues of AIDS and health insurance for artists. She is the author of “Singing Our Praises: Case Studies in the Art of Evaluation”.
In this podcast Suzanne talks about the value of the performing arts and the tough questions arts organizations and their funders need to ask themselves.
This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.