Anne Gadwa Nicodemus

Principal & CEO
Metris Arts Consulting
Easton, Pennsylvania

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus is a leading voice in the intersection of arts and community development. She has advanced the discourse on arts-based community development through reports and journal articles including, “Creative Placemaking” (Mayors’ Institute on City Design), which helped to define the field. Nicodemus is principal and CEO of Metris Arts Consulting, which provides planning, research, and evaluation to reveal arts’ impacts and help communities equitably improve cultural vitality. Recent Metris projects span a case study of how a creative space in Zimbabwe fosters activism to a planning process that integrates arts and culture into the work of a community development organization with 250 affiliates. Since 2012, Nicodemus has been recognized as one of the nation’s 50 most influential people in nonprofit arts in WESTAF’s annual peer-nominated list.