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Arts, Culture & Recreation

Strategy Development for the Arts

Arts and culture infrastructure, organisations and programmes operate in a complex and ever-evolving environment. 

Digital disruption, changing audience expectations, diversity imperatives and other sector trends offer opportunities as well as challenges. 

Sapere can provide credible, informed analysis of the arts industry to assist with making better strategic choices.

What we do

Sapere works with government agencies and sector bodies, providing independent analysis and advice to the arts and culture sector.

We help to develop impactful and sustainable infrastructure, organisations and programmes fostering arts, culture and creative industries.

Our services include strategy development, business case development, financial and economic analysis, programme evaluation, sector analysis and more.

Examples of our work in arts and culture

  • Program Logic Mapping for creative infrastructure projects for Create NSW
  • Research and analysis on competition-related issues in NZ’s media system, with a particular focus on the market for news and public interest journalism
  • Business case development support, cost-benefit analysis and financial analysis for major creative infrastructure proposals for Create NSW 
  • External evaluation of Co-Curious’ Stories from Another Australia writer development programme
  • Evaluation of the NZ Screen Production Grant, for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 
  • Economic impact and growth potential of the NZ interactive media industry, for NZ Tech.
Sapere brings impartial analysis and strategic development to create sustainable infrastructure to the vibrant world of the arts, culture, and creative industries.

Key contacts

Matt Balmford

David Graham

Sally Carrick

John Wallace

William Li

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