Amy Kaufman


Amy Kaufman founded AK Cultural Planning in 2015, building on 25 years of experience in arts and cultural management. She has devoted her career – and service to NLE – to ensure that the building blocks of long-term sustainability are in sync, including mission-based programming, audience development, staffing, business strategy, brand, and governance. Current clients include the Studio Museum in Harlem, Storm King Arts Center, Oklahoma Contemporary, Marfa Contemporary, and the Council of Jewish American Museums. During her 12 years as Managing Director of Lord Cultural Resources, Kaufman played a leading role in the planning and strategy for prominent institutions including: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University; Central Park Conservancy; Vaclav Havel Library, Prague; National Museum of African American History and Culture; Longwood Gardens; Constitution Hill, Johannesburg; and National Museum of the American Latino (future). She teaches Museum and Nonprofit Management at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.