Management and Consulting for the Arts

Nonprofit and International Arts Consulting:

Services are available to arts organizations and for arts projects in the U.S. and abroad at any stage in development, from conceptualization and brainstorming to final on-site management and evaluation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Academic and Arts Program Management
  • Literary and Arts Festival Planning and Management
  • Nonprofit Arts Startup Initiatives
  • Grant Writing and Fundraising for the Arts
  • Design and Operation of Study Abroad Programs for Writers and Artists
  • Literary Internship Facilitation in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia
  • Literary Event Series Design and Management
  • Publications and Marketing Strategies

Please contact Tom Burke for more information.

Recent and Ongoing Projects Include the Below:

The Pilgrimages project, which sent 14 writers to 14 different cities in Africa, and one in Brazil, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup to write nonfiction travel writing books about urban landscape.

Evanston Scholars is a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, mentoring, college coaching, and a $1,500 scholarship to high school students lacking the necessary financial, academic, family and/or community resources needed to attend college.

Tom Burke has partnered and collaborated on projects with a wide range of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. This list includes the following:

Americas Society
ArtEvents (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Art Omi
Aspen Writers’ Foundation
Auberge Du Désert (Timbuktu, Mali)
Blue Metropolis Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Brewery
Cervantes Institute
Institute Ramon Llull
The Dead Revolutionaries Club
Doen Foundation
Drawn & Quarterly
Dzanc Books
Dzzzz Ent.
Evanston Scholars
French Consulate
Goethe-Institut New York
Heinrich Böll Foundation
Housing Works
Hurford Humanities Center at Haverford College
Idlewild Books
The Institute for Practical Research and Training
Iowa International Writing Program
Consulate General of Israel in New York
Consolato Generale d’italia a New York
Kachifo Limted
Karibu Foundation
Kwani Trust
Live from the NY Public Library
The Loft Literary Center
Melville House Books
Mercantile Library Center for Fiction
Miami Book Fair International
Minister of Culture in Algeria
New York Council for the Humanities
Nigerian Breweries PLC
Nigerian House (Consulate General of Nigeria in New York)
Odun (Salvador, Brazil)
The Open Society Foundation
Picha ASBL
The Rift Valley Institute
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja
Three Percent
Touba Darou Salam (Touba, Senegal)
Turkish Cultural Center in New York
PEN American Center
PEN World Voices Festival
Polish Cultural Institute in New York
Quebec Government Office in New York
Summer Literary Seminars
U.S. Embassy in Nairobi
Words without Borders