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Amanda Cusimano, Senior Consultant

Amanda Cusimano

Amanda’s experience in data, insight & evaluation was developed in the cultural industries: from funding bodies, to multi-disciplinary subsidised and international commercial arts organisations.

At Frieze, she headed the Data & Insight team that she set up, responsible for intelligence & evaluation, overseeing research work, such as economic impact studies, and delivering insight supporting the development of projects including the launch of Frieze Los Angeles in 2019 and the 1st Frieze online fair in 2020.

Working at the Barbican, she was in charge of improving information & knowledge management and embedding it into a stronger evaluation framework, and was part of the team who wrote and won an Olympics Legacy project bid for the LLDC.

She held different roles at Arts Council England in the National Office, working for the Funding department. She was involved in Thrive!, the Organisational Development programme supporting change management for art organisations and managed the national Artistic Quality Assessment programme.

She graduated with an MA in Arts Management from London City University with a thesis on the Impact of Research on Cultural Policy Making in England.