GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00 EDT / 11:00 PDT [PASSED]

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

Session 1 of the 10-part 2014 Web Conference Series

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Slated for publication in the September GIA Reader, the 2014 edition of GIA’s annual Arts Funding Snapshot will include “Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture 2012,” based on Foundation Center data, and “Public Funding for the Arts: 2014 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.


   Arts Funding Snapshot: GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture (3Mb)

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 NASAA’s data collection and research services. In this role, he directs NASAA’s tracking of public funding for the arts and its work as the national repository of state arts agency grant-making data. Ryan represents state arts agencies and NASAA at state, regional, and NASAA research forums and is NASAA’s primary research liaison to federal agencies, foundations, consultants and scholars conducting research on public support for the arts. 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. He has analyzed capital construction projects for the Colorado Department of Higher Education and has managed economic development programs in Adams County, Colorado. He holds master’s degrees in public administration and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado, Denver.