GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture

Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 EDT/ 11:00 PDT [PASSED]

  • Steven Lawrence, Director of Research, Foundation Center
  • Ryan Stubbs, Research Director, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

A recording of this presentation is available here.

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Published in September, the 2013 issue of GIA’s annual Arts Funding Snapshot includes “Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture 2011,” based on Foundation Center data, and “Public Funding for the Arts: 2013 Update,” prepared by the National Assembly of State Art Agencies. Join representatives of these organizations for a summary of key findings, as well as insight into what these findings reveal about the current arts grantmaking environment.

Presenter Bios:
Steven Lawrence joined the Foundation Center’s research staff in 1991 and currently serves as director of research. Steven is author and editor of numerous reports on national, regional, and special-topic trends in the field of philanthropy, among them Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates and Social Justice Grantmaking. He also serves on the Giving USA advisory committee.
Ryan Stubbs oversees data collection and research services at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). In this role, Stubbs directs NASAA’s tracking of public funding for the arts including NASAA’s work as a national data repository of state agency grantmaking data. Ryan also manages production of the numerous research reports on state arts agency funding, grantmaking, programs, and services produced by NASAA. In his prior position, Ryan served as director of research for the Western States Arts Federation, where he conducted analysis of arts-related economic data and implemented web-based research tools. Stubbs also has prior experience analyzing capital construction projects for the Colorado Department of Higher Education and managing economic development programs in Adams County, Colorado. He holds master’s degrees in both public administration and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. In his free time, Ryan enjoys creating and supporting music and visual art in Washington, D.C.