Tara Aesquivel

Arts Consultant

Tara helps arts leaders create bandwidth to focus on programming and impact. From long-term planning to operations analysis, Tara helps clients streamline and clarify the best use of limited resources.With 15 years of experience in nonprofit arts management and event production, Tara Aesquivel uses her expertise to support and embolden talented arts professionals to serve and uplift their communities.Tara brings a unique combination of formal education and on-the-ground experience to her consulting, utilizing best-practice philosophies to inform practical, effective solutions that stick. Tara works closely with clients to create specific, customized solutions to address each organization’s unique needs and goals.Tara’s client roster includes LA28, Muse/ique, Invertigo Dance Theatre, and the Association of California Symphony Orchestras. Tara specializes in collaborative leadership and staffing practices, community-focused program planning, mission-centric budgeting, and professional development.As an extension of her love for lifelong learning, Tara is proud to be on faculty at USC, teaching Executive Leadership in the Arts for the Thornton School of Music.Tara is a proud mom, enjoys traveling, and tends a small (but productive) garden.

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LA County:
- Community Business Enterprise (CBE)
- Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE)
SBA: Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) [Pending]


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