drives experiences

drives experiences

 

What we do

Why we do it

We partner with companies, owners, designers and artists to deliver art programs that further each user's business objectives. We turn spaces into experiences.

Art is a uniquely human way to further a business strategy. We value the people on either end of art - the creator and the appreciator - and our mission is to find creative solutions that connect people to your ideas and spaces. 

How it's done

Communication, innovation and excellent project management. We listen and apply the right tools to arrive at the best solutions. 

“In the beginning there was no art - by intent. […] We asked Charlotte  early on to sit  in on programming  and design workshops but it took a while to turn around the initial perception of art as expression of opulence to an understanding of art in service to mission. Charlotte tuned in immediately to our organizational culture and its underlying contradictions, and brought a compelling array of art program options for discussion and debate with leadership.  The result is a lively, vibrant and beautiful campus that reminds us daily of who we are and aspire to be as members of our local and global care-giving communities.  Such is the power of art when well-curated and appropriately placed."

 

David Burson

Senior Project Manager

Partners HealthCare

 

“Charlotte took one of the most challenging placemaking projects of my 40-year real estate career and designed a brilliant art program that brought 21st century dynamism to our landmark historic property."

                                                                       

Jonathan Davis

Founder and CEO 

The Davis Companies

LEADERSHIP

We love what we do.

Charlotte Riggs, Art Consultant. In 2013, Charlotte helped create a mission-based art collection for Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Spaulding opened its doors days after the Boston Marathon bombings and welcomed the majority of the victims, many of whom commented on the power of the artwork as an active component in their recovery process.  Since then, she has devoted herself to working with people whose companies prioritize art as a valuable tool for connecting people to their purpose. Her passion for this work led her, along with Carter Cooper, to found Riggs Cooper in 2017.

Charlotte’s past clients include Hines, Related Beal, Partners HealthCare, Equity Residential, Global Growth Private Equity Firm, The Davis Companies, Harvard Medical School, Shire and other corporate, hospitality and real estate firms. She has managed over $10M in art program budgets and placed thousands of pieces ranging from $400 to $400,000.

Carter Cooper, Operations. Carter oversees the company’s strategy and operations. She has managed major real estate, technology and human resources projects as well as an art gallery and the delivery of important corporate art projects. From big-picture strategy to day-to-day operations, Carter is driven by efficiency, responsiveness and quality.

 

“When our architects introduced us to Charlotte, we could tell immediately that she had a creative mind and a thoughtful approach to art selection and art design. It was a great process and in the end the property achieved a beautiful lasting installation that people have really responded well to.”

 

David Perry

Senior Managing Director

Hines

 

APPROACH

Our business starts with your business.

Our consulting approach thrives at the intersection of art and business.  As an extension of our client’s team, we are invested in their success and trusted to provide artistic solutions that reflect and support their top priorities. Our three-stage process is the foundation of every project:

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What is an 'Immigration Grant'?


An Immigration Grant provides you with the opportunity to save money on legal fees when you apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada.
Each time you receive an invoice from your lawyer or licensed immigration consultant, it will be reduced by 33%, to a maximum overall reduction of $1000. For example, if your legal bill is $1,000, it will be reduced by $330 to $670.00.




How Long has this Program been Available?


The Program was established during the COVID-19 crisis as a way to assist Canadian immigrants with financial aide.




How much will I need to Cover after the Grant is Applied?


The Grant covers 33% of your legal fees, to a maximum of $1000.
Accordingly, you would be expected to contribute the remaining 67% as a co-payer toward the balance of your legal and consulting fees that are not covered by the grant.




Can I use any Immigration lawyer or consultant?


Your Immigration lawyer or consultant must be affiliated with Pier 21 Immigration.




Is this Program part of a Canadian Government Agency?


The Immigration Grants Program is not a government agency, nor is it part of any Canadian government organization, bureau or ministry.




How can I pay the Lawyer or Consultant for their fees not covered by the grant?


You may pay your portion of your fees using any usual method of payment that the lawyer honors, such as credit card, debit card, cash, wire transfer or where accepted, PayPal.

Check with your authorized representative for details.




How Qualified are the Lawyers and Consultants in this Program?


All participating lawyers and authorized representatives are skilled, experienced, compassionate practitioners that are duly licensed to provide immigration counselling in Canada.

Many have advanced education and may even be immigrants themselves with extensive first-hand knowledge.




Am I Guaranteed a Canadian Visa?


No. You must still apply and be accepted by the Canadian Immigration Authorities. No one other than the Canadian Government can provide you with a Canadian Visa.




What are the benefits of using a lawyer or licensed immigration consultant?


A lawyer or immigration consultant is an expert on all the procedural maneuvers necessary to get you where you want to be.

Whether that's obtaining a work permit in Canada, acquiring permanent residency, or studying at a Canadian higher education institution, an expert immigration professional is a veritable expert on what you need to help make that happen.




Do I need to repay the Grant?


No, the Grant does not need to be repaid, even after you arrive in Canada.





"We have consistently received rave reviews about the art in the hospital from our patients, their families and visitors. The art program at Spaulding has been successful because of Charlotte. Not only does she have tremendous knowledge of all forms of art, but she took the time necessary to meet with stakeholders to grasp and understand the mission and culture of the organization and applied her talent and skill to design the ideal program for Spaulding."

 

David Storto

President

Partners Continuing Care and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

 

ARTWORK

We see art through the lens of our clients.

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Our database of thousands of artists and artworks is catalogued by style, investment level and meaning, based on industry research and experience. We have the network and resources to provide unique art and design solutions for all budgets, schedules and business environments.

Products

  • Reproductions
  • Paintings
  • Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture
  • Original photographs and works on paper
  • Site or brand-specific commissions
  • Wall graphics
  • New/mixed media installations
  • Interactive art
  • Custom-fabricated design solutions

“Charlotte was the perfect partner for us – she is very knowledgeable, creative, resourceful, open-minded, mature, organized, and, most importantly, she is a great listener... She partnered with us to create a collection of art that is truly unique, reflects our culture, generates positive energy in the office and provokes conversation.”

COO

Global Growth Private Equity Firm

 

Riggs Cooper consults with companies, owners, designers and artists to deliver art programs that further each user’s business objectives.

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Pittsburgh, PA The Davis Companies Photo © Andrew Bordwin. Artwork placed by Charlotte Riggs while at previous art consultancy.