GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture

Tuesday, February 26, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

  • Reina Mukai, knowledge services manager, Foundation Center
  • Ryan Stubbs, research director, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Patricia Mullaney-Loss, research associate, National Assembly of Arts Agencies

Session 1 of the 2019 Webinar Series.

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In the upcoming Winter 2019 edition of the GIA Reader, the latest edition of GIA’s funder snapshot will include “Foundation Grants to Arts and Culture, 2016,” based on the most recent completed year of Foundation Center data, and “Public Funding for the Arts, 2018,” prepared by the National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA). How have things changed since the last GIA funder snapshot in April 2018, and what can we look forward to for 2019?

Join us on February 26 to hear from Reina Mukai, research manager for the Foundation Center, Ryan Stubbs, research director for NASAA, and Patricia Mullaney-Loss, research associate for NASAA. They will share a summary of key findings and insights into what these findings reveal about the current arts grantmaking environment, as well as an introduction to what we can expect for the new year.

Be on the look-out for the Winter 2019 edition of the GIA Reader which will be released in February, and we look forward to seeing you on the February 26 GIA webinar, GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture!

For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact Sherylynn Sealy, GIA program manager, at least three (3) business days prior to the webinar to request live captioning.

Reina Mukai
Reina Mukai joined the Foundation Center’s research staff in 2006 and currently serves as knowledge services manager. In this role, she works on a range of research and data-driven projects. Mukai has authored numerous reports on national, regional, and special-topic trends in the field of philanthropy — among them are Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples, Giving in Florida, and the Key Fact Sheet series. She also works with partners on custom consulting services and research projects. She received an MA in economics from Hunter College and a BA in economics from Bard College.
Ryan Stubbs
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 grantmaking data. Stubbs 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, Stubbs 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 holds master’s degrees in public administration and urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Patricia Mullaney-Loss
Patricia Mullaney-Loss joined NASAA in 2016 as research associate. She collects information on state arts agency funding levels and sources through the State Arts Agency Revenues survey and manages NASAA’s historical funding database. Mullaney-Loss also designs and conducts many of NASAA’s online surveys, including the Staffing and Compensation Survey and Membership Opinion Poll. She works with the Research Department to create engaging and informative data visualizations for NASAA reports and member requests. Mullaney-Loss previously worked at International Arts & Artists conducting research and creating new programming. She graduated with a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, after completing bachelor’s degrees in government and dance at the same institution.