Art Menius Consulting

“A true giant of American folk music” – Dar Williams


“Then came along a guy named Art Menius to pick it up. Without him we wouldn’t have a bluegrass museum and Hall of Fame” – Carlton Haney


Whether an event or Non-Profit Organization, you can put Art Menius’ 30+ years experience, knowledge, strategic vision, and drive to work for you, your organization, or your business at rates you can afford.


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Current and former clients include Appalachian State University, The 76th National Folk Festival, David Holt’s State of Music on PBS,  Music is Life, Black Man Running 5K/Free Movement Project, MerleFest, Woodsongs in the Classroom, Morehead State University, the Letcher County (KY) Fiscal Court, Not So Normal Run, the Old Songs Festival, Straight Talk Support Group & Resource Center, Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), and IBMA. He has served as a grants panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Art Menius has served as Executive Director of Appalshop, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the Folk Alliance International (FAI), and The ArtsCenter. He spent ten years handling sponsorship, marketing, contests, and emcee work for MerleFest. Menius has an aggregate of more than 70 years experience on nonprofit boards and currently sits on the Carrboro (NC) Arts Commission, the Orange County (NC) United Transportation Board (OUTboard), Orange County (NC) Historical Commission, Carrboro (NC) Business Alliance, Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), WCOM community radio station, and the Creative Board of the Woodsongs Front Porch Association.

Currently a columnist for the Chapel Hill News and Contributing Writer for Bluegrass Unlimited, Menius has published several hundred reviews, feature articles, and other pieces for the News and Observer, the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Southern ExposureNorth Carolina Historical Review, Dirty Linen, the Encyclopedia of North CarolinaIndy Week, Chess Life and Review, the Spectator, Canadian Bluegrass Review, and many others. He was the founding editor of International Bluegrass and the Folk Alliance Newsletter. He has copy edited or ghost written five books and currently working on the first two under his own name.

For more about Art Menius, go to Menius CV May 2016

To learn more, please email art (at) artmenius (DOT) com or call 919-675-2787

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Payments to Art Menius Consulting can easily be made by using this Pay Pal link. You can pay by mail by sending a check payable to “Art Menius” to PO Box 1161; Carrboro, NC 27510 USA. For credit card payments, call 919-675-2787.


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