Matt Lehrman

Matt Lehrman, the Principal of Audience Avenue LLC, helps arts & cultural organizations drive new pathways to greater audience engagement.

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Previously, as founder & CEO of Alliance for Audience &, Matt led a decade-long pioneering initiative within Arizona’s arts & cultural community to raise the visibility of theatre, music, dance, art & cultural attractions statewide and transform the dynamics of public engagement on a massive scale.

Recognized by the Arizona Republic as Best Cheerleader for the Arts, Matt’s visionary leadership & practical strategies have introduced, trained and mobilized arts & culture organizations nationwide.

Matt previously served as Vice President/Marketing & Communications for the Scottsdale Cultural Council, the non-profit agency that manages the arts & cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale, including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Before that, Matt held senior marketing positions in the legal and banking industries in Arizona as well as government relations positions in the real estate industry in Washington, D.C.

Matt Lehrman is a graduate of Oberlin College and was a 2007 participant of Stanford University’s joint Executive Program for Non-Profit Leadership with National Arts Strategies.

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