Specializing in cultural policy, planning, and community development through the arts.



We specialize in planning and policy development, project management, program evaluation, and staff training, as well as community development projects in which art functions as a tool for revitalization. Key areas of expertise include the crafting of public policy and the design of effective implementation strategies as well as community planning, ‘percent for art’ programs and public/private partnerships.


Jessica Cusick is president of Cusick Consulting, established in 1999, which specializes in cultural planning and policy development.  Ms. Cusick has over thirty years of experience working in community development and the arts for governmental agencies, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. Key areas of expertise include municipal government, public process, and resource development, as well as public/private partnerships and neighborhood revitalization projects in which the arts play a substantive role.  Clients include the cities of Fort Worth, Pasadena, and Ventura; the California Arts Council; the County of Los Angeles; the Houston Midtown Redevelopment Authority; and the Seattle Public Library, among others.