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The Social Sector Solutions Tool Kit:

•  Experience with diverse communities

• Experience in local government policies and procedures

•  Inclusive, participatory planning

•  Deep understanding of all art forms

•  Sensitive meeting facilitation

• Well-planned retreats, community  planning meetings

•  Project management for complex public art projects (public and private)

Public art integration in design-construction team

•  Systemic development of  meaningful collaborations

•  Continuous Improvement
   annual planning cycle

•  Research-based audience development

•  Creative placemaking process applied to urban design, community revitalization, space design






Twenty five years of helping cultural organizations  achieve their goals and
local governments develop vibrant,
creative communities.



Ann Wykell founded Social Sector Solutions consultancy to support the growth of livable communities that fully benefit from their cultural assets.  From her original grounding in the cultural sector, she works across disciplines,  helping clients expand their reach and vision through fresh thinking and meaningful collaborations.  See Social Sector Solutions' client list.


Social Sector Solutions customizes best practices in planning, community cultural development and creative placemaking to the unique environment of each organization.  We offer:


• Planning


• Organizational coaching for creative problem solving, board

   development, internal challenges


• Cultural strategies for urban placemaking


• Facilitation


• Nonprofit operations analysis


• Program development


• Policy research and writing


• Public art planning and administration



As the first Manager of Cultural Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg  Ann Wykell helped propel the arts to the forefront of city identity,  nurtured public-private partnerships and collaborations among the city's arts organizations, created destination  marketing programs, consulted to museums, theaters, galleries and performing arts groups, and directed the public art and city arts grants programs.


Previously Wykell was Assistant Director of the Sarasota County Arts Council where she organized a community coalition on behalf of arts education, worked with long-range community cultural planning and created an  artists-in-schools residencies program.


Wykell is originally from Chicago where she worked with Urban Gateways, a pioneer in arts education, and with the Chicago Childrens Museum.  She has an MBA from the University of South Florida.


Experience on design-construction teams for public projects

Community-based open planning

Arts and culture for placemaking, destination identity and revitalization

Well-planned public meetings or charrette