ECC is a consulting firm with roots dating to 1995. Established by ECC's founding CEO, Luis R. Cancel, the company has helped non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations to address an assortment of challenges revolving around organizational vision and strategic planning; integration and use of New Media tools; and cultural facility planning. Take a moment to learn how our unique background has helped numerous clients to find the right path for growth in these uncertain times.
Areas of Concentration
Strategic & Facilities Planning
Over the course of 30 years in the cultural field, Mr. Cancel has helped numerous public agencies and private NGO's develop a strong institutional consensus around a clear mission-based vision. These strategic planning documents have varied in their time horizons between 3 - 5 years and are often produced by engaging key constituents and staff members in their drafting and adoption. Mr. Cancel has also been involved with and evaluated dozens of space plans for a wide range of cultural organizations, both as an insider and as a funder. He brings years of practical, hands-on operational experience that provide client/owners with a seasoned voice at the table when discussing these expansion and renovation plans with architects and Boards. These discussions often help clients to optimize the use of space and minimize future operating costs.Read more...
Introduction & Utilization of New Media tools
Mr. Cancel has been a pioneer and advocate for the use and introduction of digital media in museums. As the head of various public and private agencies, he has introduced the use of new media tools, like like Twitter, Facebook, Internet Radio, Podcasting, video streaming of live and recorded events, and the optimization of organizational messaging across various media platforms. He has worked as the mediator between highly technical producers and their less techie clients and helped clients to achieve cutting edge style while maintaining broad audience appeal. He has maintained an active interest in both the arts and sciences and he has been at the forefront of urging cultural organizations to utilize the Internet and New Media to reach new audiences. He hosted a weekly 2-hour Internet radio Podcast, Loisaida Cultural Wire, on www.eastvillageradio.com, and in San Francisco, he establish CultureWire, a weekly cable TV and Internet-based television program that interviewed artists and covered important cultural events. Follow the link to see sample Culture Wire episodes.Read more...
As a recognized scholar on Latin American and Latino art, Mr. Cancel has curated several major exhibitions, including the landmark "The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970" organized while he was Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts.Read more...