Growing The Arts

L.E. McCullough has been involved in Arts-Growing since 1973, when he was first hired to help organize a small, local old-time fiddlers’ festival in Battle Ground, Indiana.

That event — Indiana Fiddlers Gathering — is still thriving today.

And so is L.E. McCullough’s career as a consultant and planner who offers a half century of knowledge, skills and experience to help your organization or community grow the Arts you need and deserve.


Check here for details on Dr. McCullough’s availability as a grantwriter, fundraiser, publicist, event coordinator, community organizer, marketer and Arts planner for businesses and non-profits.

Here are a few recent articles he’s published on developing Arts programming:

“Grow Your Own Local Arts: How any community can cultivate a robust arts ecosystem”.

“Assembly Bill Looks to Strengthen NJ Arts Impact on Local Economies”.

“A New Paradigm for Successful Arts and Business Partnerships: How can we make Arts-Business synergy truly synergistic?”

“Successful Arts Districts Can Invigorate Neighborhoods, Towns in NJ”.

“Investing in the Creativity Sector”.

“A Farm Village Adds a New Crop: The Arts”.

“Pearl River: Where Culture Creates Community”.

*** AND PROBABLY the most vital article on Arts in America you’ll read this year:

“Dancing on Ice Floes: Survival Strategies for Artists in the Atlas Shrugged Era of Public Arts Funding”.

“This urgent manifesto/vision by a veteran Arts activist takes a cold, hard look at the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing today’s creative community … and points to a bold New Way Forward — a provocative synthesis among Arts, Business, Education and Philanthropy that drives a dramatic shift of resources, priorities and impact.”


* Some press noting Dr. McCullough’s involvement in local Arts initiatives:

“Nonprofit Arts Guild New Jersey Moves to Burlington City”.

“After Flood Protections, Bound Brook Is Reborn”.

“New Executive Director for Metuchen Chamber of Commerce”.

“National Endowment for the Arts: Exploring Our Town”.

Sen Booker in Rahway-10-21-14

Union County Performing Arts Center Executive Director L.E. McCullough welcomes Ms. Katherine Vega and U.S. Senator Cory Booker to the UCPAC Hamilton Stage (Oct. 21, 2014).