NAS is committed to rigorous review of all that we do. We want to know if what we offer works well or not, and how and when improvements can be made. We create programs as an integrated set of services – to reach the right people, at the right times, in the right format for perspective-changing experiences.

The process of evaluation is critical to doing the most good for the greatest number of people. Evaluation is fully integrated into all NAS program designs from the outset. We define learning objectives and desired program outcomes. We engage program participants and the broader arts and culture community in conversations that form the core of our learning. We look at the immediate, short-term and long-term outcomes and make changes in real-time to meet the needs of our participants. We are always learning.


“At this point in my life there are very few things that I view as having been transformational, and the Chief Executive Program makes my list. It exceeded all of my expectations in every way.”
George Sparks,
President & CEO Denver Museum of Nature and Science

“Still glowing over how my life has changed for the better since I became a National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellow.”
Sadiqua Iman Crutcher,
Founder Sister Stories

“I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity and experience. I got everything I wanted and needed to take the next steps in my career, and I finally feel confident in my abilities.”
Katherine Heilman,
Development & Marketing Manager,
Norris Square Neighborhood Project