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About Us


Solving workforce and process issues through a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion lens.

Are you confused about how to attract a diverse talent pool?
Are you having a hard time retaining your best talent?
Are you struggling to realize your organization’s goals to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?

ISO Arts Consulting solves workforce and process issues through a DEI lens so that organizations like yours can focus on your mission and the people you serve. Our team of consultants provides customizable solutions that take your HR/DEI/HR+DEI questions and formulate either a done-for-you or done-with-you strategy to simplify and streamline your HR needs.

We specialize in:

  • providing trainings and workshops to increase organizational capacity
  • evaluating current processes, initiatives, and structures through a DEI lens
  • establishing a framework for equitable and inclusive work environments
  • overhauling HR functions to recruit & retain talent, reduce legal issues, and increase workflow capacity
  • helping managers more effectively lead teams

Brea Heidelberg, Founder & Principal

Dr. Brea M. Heidelberg is an arts management consultant, educator, and researcher with a focus on effective workforce management within arts and cultural organizations.  Over the past ten years, she has consulted on projects ranging from board diversity development and strategic staffing to organizational capacity building and multifaceted evaluation.  In her role as an educator, she has developed and taught a number of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels spanning the arts management curriculum.

 Dr. Heidelberg has conducted research on issues such as professional development issues facing arts administrators, human resources issues facing arts & cultural institutions, organizational resistance to equity initiatives, arts advocacy rhetoric, and (inter)national cultural diplomacy.  She has presented on many of these subjects at over 30 national and global conferences. She has published articles in several publications, including The American Journal of Arts Management and The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.    

Dr. Heidelberg earned her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University and her MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. She currently serves on Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council and as Vice President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators.