Craig Dreeszen, Ph.D.
Dreeszen & Associates
Craig Dreeszen is a consultant, author, and teacher. He works nationally to provide solutions through strategic planning, program evaluation, training, organizational development, and meeting facilitation for nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public agencies.






Directed the Arts Extension Service for ten years and served as education coordinator for five years, responsible to design and deliver a national continuing education program of professional arts management instruction.


Strategic Planning (workshop and online course)

Board Development (workshop and online course)

Community Arts and Cultural Planning

Program Planning

Program Evaluation Learning

Partnerships: Planning Community Arts and Education Collaborations (workshop and online workbook)

Fundamentals of Arts Management course (12-week course or 6-workshop series)

Peer Advising Training program (3-day intensive course)

Building and Sustaining Partnerships workshop



Association of Kansas Arts Council, Salinas, KS, 1996

AES Summer Program in Arts Management, Amherst, MA, 1995-2001

Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA, 1995


Illinois Arts Alliance, Decatur, IL, 2002

Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN, 1998 and 2001

Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY, 1996, 1998 and 2001

Society for Arts and Healthcare, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000

Colorado Arts Council, 1998

Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, Atlanta, GA, 1997

Wisconsin Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, 1997

Iowa Arts Council, 1997

Resources and Counseling for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 1996

Alliance of New York Arts Councils, Raquette Lake, NY, 1996

New England Foundation for the Arts, Peterborough, NH, 1995

West Virginia, Division of the Arts, Charleston, WV, 1995

Michigan Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, 1995

Montana Arts Council, 1995

National Endowment for the Arts, Leavenworth, KS and Amherst, MA, 1994

Wisconsin Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, 1994

Assembly of Ohio Community Arts Agencies, Columbus, OH, 1994

Arts North Carolina, Browns Summit, NC, 1994

Network of Local Arts Agencies of Washington, Orcas Island, WA, 1994

ArtsMidwest, Kansas City, MO., 1993

Idaho Commission on the Arts, McCall, ID, 1991 and 1992

Louisiana Division of the Arts, New Orleans, LA, 1991

Middle States Consortium of Statewide Assemblies, Columbia, MO, 1991

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Casa Grande, AZ, 1991 and 1992

North Carolina Association of Arts Councils, Greensboro, NC, 1991 and 1992

Maine Arts Sponsors Association, Bethel, ME, 1990 and 1992

FUNDAMENTALS OF ARTS MANAGEMENT (Four to six-workshop series)

Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts, Wassau, WS, 2000

AES Winter Program in Arts Management, St. Petersburg, FL, 2000, 2001

AES Summer Program in Arts Management, Amherst, MA 1985-2001

The Association of American Cultures (for organizations of color), St. Louis, MO, 1996

Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Athens, OH, 1995-96

University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, 1984-2000

New Mexico Division of the Arts, Soccoro, NM, 1995

New England Foundation for the Arts, Lincoln, NH, 1995

Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO, 1995

Maine Arts Sponsors Association, Sabasco, ME, 1994

Oklahoma Association of Community Arts Councils, Oklahoma City, OK, 1993

Iowa Association of Local Arts Agencies, Ames, IA, 1993

New England Foundation for the Arts, Pawtucket, RI, 1993

National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Miami, FL; Columbus, OH; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Portland, OR; Cedar Rapids, IA, 1985-1993

Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, Tampa, FL, 1992

Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise, ID, 1992

North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC, 1992

Southwest Arts Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 1992

New York State Council on the Arts, Troy, NY, 1991

Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln, NE, 1991

Arts Council, Lancaster, PA, 1990

California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA, 1989

Fairfax County Council on the Arts, Annandale, VA, 1989

Worcester Cultural Commission, Worcester, MA, 1986-1989

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, five rural communities in NH, 1988

Maine Arts Sponsors Association, Presque Isle and Farmington, ME, 1987-1988

Alabama Arts Council, Livingston, AL, 1988

Kentucky Arts Council, Louisville, KY 1986

Mayor's Office of Community Affairs, Springfield, MA, 1987

Mass. Community Arts Conference, Sturbridge, MA, 1987 S

outh Carolina Arts Council, Charleston, SC, 1985


Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN, 1998

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford, CT, 1996

Assembly of Community Arts Councils of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1992

Business Volunteers for the Arts USA, New York, NY, 1991

Southern Connecticut Library Association, Wallingford, CT, 1990

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT, 1987-1989

South Carolina Commission on the Arts, Columbia, SC, 1989

Rhodes College Leadership Institute, Memphis, TN, 1988


Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1997-2001

Kentucky Arts Council, 1996-1998

National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, Boston, MA, 1996

Florida Division of the Arts, Tallahassee, Orlando, and Miami, 1995

North Dakota Arts Council, Bismarck, ND, 1993

National Assembly of State Arts Councils, New York, 1991

Alliance for Arts Education, Washington, DC, 1991

Michigan Alliance for Arts Education, Detroit, 1991

"We're All in this Together" Conferences, Amherst and Boston, MA, 1991

Southwest Arts Conference, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 1991


Craig Dreeszen, Dreeszen & Associates
33 Bardwell Street
Florence, Massachusetts 01062 -1305
(413) 585-8474
FAX (413) 585-8534

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