Ms. Surale E. Phillips
Surale Phillips has provided research and consulting services for the arts for more than 25 years. Her focus is on audience development, community engagement, and program evaluation. Her 150+ clients have included presenting organizations from coast to coast, arts festivals, small and large producing organizations, as well as service organizations, municipalities, and foundations.
Surale’s presenting engagements have included Americans for the Arts National Convention, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, ArtsMemphis, Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards, South Carolina Arts Commission, Southeastern Conference on Foundations, Midwest Council on Philanthropy, Kentucky Arts Presenters, San Diego Commission on Cultural Affairs, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the American Folklore Society.
She served on the Major Grants panel for the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2015-16 and has served on the Montana State Arts Council Cultural and Aesthetic Grants Committee for the last six grant cycles.