Surale Phillips

Surale started her company in 2002 and joined WolfBrown as a Principal in 2022. As a research specialist, her work has supported collaborative audience development projects, market studies, feasibility studies, community cultural needs assessments and plans, program evaluation, strategic plans, and national field studies. Surale works independently on projects as well as with other consultants on teams. A regular presenter on the national circuit, her engagements include Americans for the Arts, National Arts Marketing Project, Midwest Council on Philanthropy, SouthArts, Convening Culture Florida, South Carolina Arts Commission, Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards, Southeastern Council on Foundations, National Mainstreet Center, Midwest Council on Philanthropy, San Diego Commission on Cultural Affairs, and the American Folklore Society.

Surale Phillips was on the Montana State Arts Council Cultural and Aesthetic Projects Grants Committee for five cycles and served as an adjudicator for the Tennessee Arts Commission Major Institutional Grants program.


Strategic Partnerships:

Depending on the project we can work independently or bring in some of the best expertise in our industry to customize a team. Some of our regular partners include:

The Cultural Planning Group
(Cultural and Public Art Plans)

The Lakota Group
(Cultural and Historic Preservation Plans)

The Mosaic Group
(Diversity Specialists)

Steven R. Nivin, Ph.D.
(Economic Impact)

Venn There Grants Consulting
(Grant Support Services)

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