Suzanne Callahan


Suzanne Callahan is founder of Callahan Consulting for the Arts. Since 1996, Callahan’s firm has helped artists, arts organizations, and funders realize their vision through planning, fundraising, evaluation, and philanthropic counsel. Her firm manages Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences program, and before that, other funding programs for Creative Capital and Dance/USA. She served in the Dance and Inter-Arts Programs at the NEA and chaired the agency’s AIDS Working Group. An author and lecturer, her book Singing Our Praises: Case Studies in the Art of Evaluation, published by APAP, was awarded Outstanding Publication of the Year from the American Evaluation Association. She conceived of and produced Dance/USA’s Dance from the Campus to the Real World (and Back Again): A Resource Guide for Artists, Faculty and Students. Both books are used as college texts. Her firm has conducted research studies for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Chicago Community Trust.