Hiring Consultants in the Arts: Things to Keep in Mind
By Ken Neufeld
Lots of organizations use consultants for a variety of work including strategic planning and feasibility studies. Here are some tips when using consultants to help ensure that you have a good experience.
- Make sure you understand what you want from the consultant – what are the outcomes?
- Interview more than one consultant – and talk to referees.
- Try and talk to the folks who are doing the work – not just to the person who is trying to get the contract.
- Have a written agreement covering fees, timeline, and deliverables.
Watch the 2 minute Arts Manager to find out more about Hiring Consultants in the Arts: