about bdac / the consultancy

Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative is a cultural arts consultancy based in New York City. Our vision: to power creative action for social impact in every corner of the country.

Since 2009, BDAC has been supporting leaders and administrators in progressive organizations on a mission to create real, sustained social impact. Our clients know where they want to go; we provide the how. To date, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative has worked with more than fifty organizations. Together, we are co-creating a radical future.

Led by artist-scholar-organizer Ebony Noelle Golden, BDAC bridges many worlds. Our holistic, results-oriented perspective makes us effective strategists, educators, coaches, and community organizers. We power progressive social change through community-designed, culturally-relevant engagement initiatives and creative projects. Because we think in decades, not years, we know how to turn any program into a sustainable force. Our clients rely on us to bridge knowledge gaps and carve a clear path forward.

 Ebony faciliting at Common Field Convening in Miami, Florida.

Ebony faciliting at Common Field Convening in Miami, Florida.


We provide strategy, design, and training services for the education, community organizing, and the arts & culture field. We emphasize measurable results, long-term planning, and a holistic perspective.  If you don’t see a service below, contact us. We collaborate and engage with flexibility.

Organizational Wellness

  • Vision Cultivation and Mapping

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organizational Assessment

  • Project and Program Assessment

  • Impact Assessment

  • Research and Recommendation Reports

Cultural Design

  • Engagement Strategy

  • Art Strategy

  • Culture Strategy

  • Program Design

  • Cultural Campaign Design

  • Curricular Design


  • Cultural Arts Professional Development

  • Executive Coaching

  • Cultural Organizing Training

  • Community Arts Education Training