Americans for the Arts, Portland
  • National conference presenter, Arts Leadership Development


Arts Alliance of Jackson and Hinds County, Mississippi
  • Community assessment and countywide cultural plan plus the Arts Alliance’s strategic plan.


Arts and Science Council of Charlotte Mecklenburg, North Carolina
  • Agency strategic plan and coaching
  • Cultural Education Blueprint
  • Cultural Visioning


Arts Connection, Tifton, Georgia
  • Community development project facilitation


Arts Council of New Orleans
  • Personnel assessment
  • Board Development


Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Pinellas County Arts Council, Florida
  • Five-county regional cultural tourism development plan


Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri
  • Strategic plan


Arts Council of Oklahoma City
  • Community Arts Education Program Assessment and Plan
  •  Creative Approach to Community Building through the Arts
  •  10-Year Plan to Strengthen The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Community Arts Program


Arts Council of Richmond, Virginia
  • Partners in the Arts, a six-district arts education assessment and plan in Greater Richmond


Arts Extension Services Management Institute, Miami
  • Four-day nonprofit training program for 75 arts organization leaders. Master teacher.


Artspace, Raleigh, NC
  • Broad- based organizational assessment and creation of a new strategic plan for a 28-year old visual arts organization


Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design, Providence
  • Planning


Bakersfield Museum of Art, California
  • Strategic plan and board & staff retreat facilitation
  • Visioning and Strategic Plan update


Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
  • Board retreat facilitation


Brevard Cultural Alliance, Florida
  • Comprehensive countywide assessment to determine arts needs including 2,000 individuals, 68 arts organizations, hundreds of artists and creation of the countywide cultural plan


Broward County, Cultural Affairs Division, FL
  • Community arts education inventory, assessment, summit and plan involving 157 arts and non- arts organizations


California Arts Council, Sacramento
  • Update of the Economic Impact of the Arts Report for the State of California surveying 3,200 providers and 20 California foundations which support the arts


Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Open Studios Merger with CFEVA
  • Philadelphia Open Studios strategic plan
  • Two strategic assessment and plan updates


Central Oklahoma Cultural Development Corporation
  • Planning and board retreat facilitation


Chorus America, New York
  • Facilitated national Leadership Training Retreat for the executive directors of the largest professional choral organizations in America


City of Gainesville FL and Alachua County
  • Cultural Plan


City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center Business Plan


The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
  • Governance capacity building and strategic planning


CNY Arts, Syracuse
  • New York State’s first regional cultural assessment and plan
  • Fostering partnerships with tourism leaders and higher education towards cultural development and revitalization using arts, culture, and heritage as catalysts


Community Foundation of Tacoma and Cultural Council of Greater Tacoma
  • Seven-year capacity building program with:
    • Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
    • Children’s Museum of Tacoma
    • Northwest Sinfonietta
    • Tacoma Actors Guild
    • Tacoma Art Museum
    • The Washington State Historical Society
    • Tacoma Little Theatre
    • Tacoma Musical Playhouse
    • Tacoma Symphony
    • Tacoma Opera


Compassionate St. Augustine, FL
  • Planning OA450 Project – pro bono


Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia
  • Assessment and strategic planning
  • Connecting to Collections – Pennsylvania and New Jersey state plans
  • Organization’s strategic plan update


Cranbrook academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Marketing and Recruitment Strategy


Creative Artists Network, Philadelphia
  • Strategic plan
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tour [POST]/CFEVA Merger plan
  • Plan Update


Creative Capital, New York
  • Evaluation


Cultural Alliance of York County, Pennsylvania
  • Cultural assessment and plan
  • Annual arts fund kickoff keynote
  • Board work session for plan updates
  • Annual evaluations of plan progress
  • Facilitation of Cultural Plan update


Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
  • Countywide arts and cultural assessment


Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton
  • Strategic plan  


Cultural Council of Jacksonville, FL
  • Creative Capital Blended Learning Program liaison


Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma
  • pursuit and revision of organizational priorities in conjunction with Board of Directors


Dancing Classrooms Philadelphia
  • Strategic planning


Delaware Division of the Arts
  • Planning and facilitation for a community arts center project in Lewes


Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, Tallahassee
  • Created local Arts Agency Tool Kit


Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Philadelphia
  • Leadership retreat facilitation


Durham Arts Council
  • Strategic plan


Fresno Arts Council, Fresno
  • Cultural plan for the San Joaquin River Valley


Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus
  • Community arts education inventory and assessment for Franklin County Ohio (ARTSCLASSifieds)

Greater Jackson Arts Council, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Business plan development to increase fiscal and cultural sustainability of the Arts Center of Mississippi


Grantmakers in the Arts, Seattle
  • Facilitator Annual Conference – Brooklyn
  • Facilitator, Arts & Aging Thought Leader Forum,
    Washington, DC


The Hacktory, Philadelphia
  • Planning


Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia
  • Transition facilitation and coaching
  • Organizational visioning and planning


Hinson Agency, OK
  • Business Plan


Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia
  • Cruise Ship Olympia Summit Project Planning and Facilitation


Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Staff retreat
  • Board retreat
  • Strategic plan development for this 12-state regional organization
  • Strategic plan update


KC Artists LINC, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Planning and facilitation


Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort
  • Statewide assessment and evaluation system development for the state’s performing arts institutions


Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, Miami
  • Business plan for Foundation’s creation and launch


The Library Company, Philadelphia
  • Board retreat


The Schuylkill Project in Manayunk, Philadelphia
  • The Lower Venice Island Performing Center Strategic Plan


Maine Arts Commission
  • Statewide assessment and plan
  • Statewide arts education census


Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
  • Strategic Plan


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • French-American Jazz Program evaluation


Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
  • Assessment and Strategic Plan 
  • Plan Update


Musicopia, Philadelphia
  • Chester Upland School District music education plan and implementation
  • Dancing Classrooms and Musicopia Strategic Plans and joint operating plan


National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, New York
  • National conference presenter on marketing and advocacy


Oklahoma Arts Council
  •  Master Presenter, Statewide Conference (2)
  • Strategic Planning


Oklahomans for the Arts
  •  Advocacy strategy and workshops


Orlando Ballet
  • Organizational coaching and strategic planning for the organization, its company and school


Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour
  • In partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Heinz Endowments, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the William Penn Foundation, Program Evaluation


Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
  • Strategic plan
  • Strategic Plan update


Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative
  • Management assessment and capacity building consultancies with Philadelphia arts organizations in conjunction with Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
    • Academy of Natural Sciences
    • Brandywine Workshop
    • Group Motion
    • Creative Artists Network
    • Darlington Arts Center
    • Elmwood Park Zoo
    • Headlong Dance Theatre
    • Independence Seaport Museum
    • Lantern Theater Company
    • Media Theatre
    • Orchestra 2001
    • Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
    • Pig Iron Theatre Company
    • Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial


Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Philadelphia
  • Strategic planning


Pig Iron Theatre Company, Philadelphia
  • Strategic planning


Prairie Arts Management Institute, Sioux Falls
  • Master teacher for annual nonprofit training programs for arts organization leaders in seven western states


Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc. Philadelphia
  • Planning, coaching, and capacity building


Rock School for Dance Education, Philadelphia
  • Planning retreat


Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
  • Commissioner’s retreat and report


Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, Kansas
  • Staff retreat, capacity building
  • Cultural assessment and planning


Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative
  • Plan facilitation


Spiral Q, Philadelphia
  • Planning & Leadership Design


St. John’s Cultural Council, FL
  • Cultural Plan facilitation – pro bono


Sunflower Institute, Salina, Kansas
  • Master Teacher, Arts Management Institute


The Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz
  • Assessment and Strategic Plan


United Arts of Central Florida, Maitland
  • Panelist, Professional Development Grants for Artists
  • Capacity Building Project
    • The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community Orlando Ballet


University City Arts League, Philadelphia
  • Strategic Planning


US Regional Arts Organizations
  • Retreat facilitation and planning


Very Special Arts FL
  • Business Plan for Community Art Program


The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
  • Operating Plan and Capacity Building


Virginia Performing Arts Foundation
  • Landmark Performing Arts Education Center Assessment and Plan


Washington State Arts Council
  • Marketing and advocacy training


West Valley Arts Council, Avondale, Arizona
  • West Valley, Phoenix – 13 Cities Regional Cultural Assessment and Plan
  • West Valley Arts Council Strategic Plan


The Wyck Association, Philadelphia
  • Strategic planning


I have known and worked with Diane Mataraza for over 20 years as an arts advocate, nonprofit executive, funder and consultant. Her work is always community and client-centric. She goes the extra mile to make sure the results are relevant, clear and substantive. You can’t do better than working with Diane.

– JANET BROWN, Executive Director of Grantmakers in the Arts read more