Professional Services

for all kinds of arts and culture clients

Illumine Creative Solutions, LLC. helps striving institutions manage collections, engage their communities, empower their boards, and strategically plan for a relevant and sustainable future. Founded in 2007, to serve the museum community, Illumine expanded in 2018 to add support to other arts and culture nonprofits, commercial clients, and individual collectors.

Illumine’s founder, Jennifer Souers Chevraux, has over 25 years of experience working in the museum field, during which she has served as curator, educator, exhibits director, development officer, board member, and executive director at a wide variety of cultural heritage institutions—everything from a children’s museum to a Presidential history center—managing collections from moon rocks to firearms, and prehistoric arts to fine arts. Her specialty is finding the relevance in collections and cultural heritage sites, making our experience with them meaningful.

Call or send us an email and let’s talk about how we can help your institution plan today for a brighter tomorrow. 

Institutional Consulting

Here are some of the ways we help museums and cultural nonprofit organizations define success, manage initiatives, and achieve their institutional goals.

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Strategic Planning

+ Facilitate institutional planning process from brainstorming and goal-setting through writing, editing, and publication

+ Conduct organizational review, preparing museums for future initiatives to make relevant and sustainable change

+ Lead short-term projects and develop time-sensitive strategies for managing future initiatives

Board Development

+ Consult with museums and historical societies striving to implement industry best practices and improve organizational governance

+ Offer tools and guidance for board goal-setting and evaluation sessions

+ Provide board member cultivation and diversification strategies to more fully represent the museum’s community 

Preservation Assistance

+ Assess collection condition and preservation for museums, historical societies, libraries, and fine arts centers

+ Develop emergency and disaster plans from initial onsite consultation through plan preparation and writing

+ Conduct proposal writing clinics and grant management training for staff and volunteers

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Audience Engagement

+ Help museums and historical societies remain relevant to their changing communities through inter-generational program development, contemporary content creation, exhibit ideation and evaluation

+ Determine appropriate evaluation methodology, design stakeholder surveys, and develop audience studies