creative planning and research for equitable communities
Assembly Arts brings together arts institutions, cities, universities and the community to identify shared values and build community resources that enable artistic expression, municipal growth, social equity and human belonging.
Assembly Arts is led by Teresa Koberstein, a forward-thinking analyst based in Portland, Oregon who can ensure your creative development work is backed by solid research. Teresa weaves ten years' experience as a finance director in the design sector with a deep background in research, work as a theater artist and administrator, and service in the nonprofit sector. Drawing inspiration from her background in a collaborative and improvisational theatre practice, Teresa is enthusiastic about working with clients to create an engagement and planning process that is unique to the needs of your community. Read More about Teresa
Whether conducting a feasibility study for a new arts facility, developing a business plan, operating pro-forma, creating new programming, or analyzing the impact of grantmaking in a community, Teresa’s process involves a thorough assessment imperative for planning and decision making.
It sets the project on a strong course forward.
Director of Community Education,
Institute of Art and Design at New England College
"Teresa understands the needs of businesses, artists, policy makers, and community. She grasps the nuances of creative placemaking and centers collaboration and equity in her work. She knows the power of cross-sectoral connections and the vital role arts and artists play in them, strengthening the social ecosystem. She is the perfect blend of creativity, business savvy, vision, and practicality. If you're looking for someone to bring your vision to life and effectively address challenges, Teresa is the person for you."