Deborah Frieden & Associates is a consulting practice dedicated to expanding arts and culture in our communities. We assist organizations and municipalities in planning for the creation of new museums, arts and cultural centers, arts district initiatives or the expansion and re-envisioning of existing institutions. We are recognized not only for our expertise in project management, but also our personalized advice and support of non-profit organizations in creating and achieving their institutional objectives.

With an in-depth knowledge of organizational leadership and development, we guide our clients through all stages of project planning, including visioning, advancing organizational capacity and analyzing governance strategies. Our work goes beyond the walls of the institutions and explores their contextual issues, who they serve, and how their development will enhance their community, neighborhood or region.

With over 25 years of experience, we advise mature organizations as well as start-ups with a full-range of services uniquely targeted for each client’s needs and aspirations. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm serves clients nationally and internationally.