Session 1 of the 2023 Webinar Series
Available soon on the GIA Digital Reader, the latest edition of part 1 of GIA’s funder snapshot will include “Public Funding for the Arts, 2021,” prepared by the National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA). How have things changed since the last GIA funder snapshot in February 2022, and what can we look forward to for 2023?
Join us on February 28 to hear from Ryan Stubbs, research director, NASAA and Mohja Rhoads, research manager, NASAA. They will share a summary of public funding 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 sure to read their full report and analysis available at the GIA Reader, and we look forward to seeing you on the February 28 for the webinar, GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture Part 1: Public Funding!
Stay tuned for stay tuned for GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture Part 2: Foundation Giving in the coming months.
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.
Nakyung Rhee joined NASAA in 2020 as a part-time research fellow and became a research associate in 2021. She works as part of the research team to create compelling data visualizations, conduct surveys, manage and analyze data, and communicate findings relevant to state arts agency budgets, staffing, grants, and NASAA internal evaluations. Nakyung is a researcher and arts administrator, specializing in arts management and cultural policy analysis. Her core research interest is in the arts and health, aiming at improving communication in multidisciplinary collaborations in the arts and/for/in other areas. Within the broad domain, her theoretical work focuses on creative aging for lifelong arts engagement and learning across all ages, with an emphasis on the instrumental and instructional values of the arts. Nakyung has worked as an independent researcher assisting nonprofit arts organizations in research and data management. She previously served as a program associate/research specialist for Snow City Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides arts and educational programs to children in hospitals in Chicago. Nakyung majored in business administration and minored in art history at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She holds her M.A. and Ph.D. in arts administration, education and policy from the Ohio State University, with specialization in cultural policy and arts management, museum education and administration, and aging studies.
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.
Mohja Rhoads joined NASAA in 2021 as the research manager. She plays an important role in building evidence supporting the arts and state arts agencies through the collection, analysis, and communication of data. Mohja has extensive experience in planning research and policy. Prior to joining NASAA, she worked as a researcher studying telework and big data applications for transportation in partner with the universities: California State Dominguez Hills (CSDH), the University of Southern California (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC). As the Senior Research Associate for The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), Mohja developed a South Bay greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions tool and climate action plan (CAP) for the South Bay using ten years of data from several large-scale electric vehicle programs and local surveys. She has a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a Ph.D. in planning, policy, and development from USC. Mohja loves everything about the arts. She plays the ukulele, sings, and writes.