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Member state arts agencies can request research help from NASAA. Both staff and council members can call NASAA to see how your agency compares to others and to learn about the many strategies state arts agencies use to serve the public. Information is available on a wide variety of topics, including state arts agency funding, programs, policies, planning and more. Be sure to check out the questions NASAA has answered for other states.

Also look for monthly Research on Demand columns in each edition of NASAA Notes. These columns illustrate how NASAA can help your state use data creatively and answer common questions about state arts agencies.


For media or press inquiries, contact NASAA Communications Manager Sue Struve, 202-347-6352 x109. For all other questions or research help, please contact:

Ryan Stubbs
Director of Research
202-347-6352 x115

Information requests; general questions about state arts agency funding, programs and services; data management; federal reporting; cultural districts; creative economy.

Kelly Liu
Grants Data Associate
202-347-6352 x101

State and regional Final Descriptive Reports; the National Standard for Arts Information Exchange; historical and comparative grant-making statistics.

Henry Clapp
Research Associate
202-347-6352 x118

State arts agency revenues; rankings; budget histories; staffing and compensation. Assistance with survey design and data analysis. 

Paul Pietsch
Research Manager
202-347-6352 x111

Percent for art programs; authorizing legislation; nongrant programs, services and partnerships.

Kelly Barsdate
Interim Chief Executive Officer

State arts agency structure, policy and governance; advocacy; planning and evaluation. Customized training for state arts agency staff, council and constituents.