...Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

Brenda Ueland









Bryony is a strategist and leader with twenty years experience in fundraising, organizational development, strategic planning, and project management. As principal of Bryony Romer Consulting, she works with small and mid-sized arts organizations to build resources and strategize their futures.  Prior to founding the practice, for fourteen years she served as a consultant and managing director at David Bury & Associates, where she advised leading arts and educational organizations on implementing effective development programs, building organizational capacity, realizing significant institutional funding opportunities, and developing strategic plans. Among her clients have been national field-wide organizations such as Meet The Composer (now New Music USA), Creative Capital and Chamber Music America; performing companies such as Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; and arts education groups such as the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy and the Center of Creative Arts. Bryony has strategized and developed successful million dollar plus funding proposals to national foundations such as the Wallace Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

Prior to joining DB&A, Bryony worked with a range of cultural organizations including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Everett Dance Theatre and Elders Share the Arts. She was awarded an arts administration fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994.

A visual artist, Bryony exhibits her own work both individually and in collaborative community contexts. She holds a B.A. cum laude from Yale University and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.