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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 Ryan Stubbs
Director of Research
202-347-6352 x115
Information requests; data management; federal reporting; cultural districts; creative economy.
Kelly Liu 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.
Patricia Mullaney Patricia Mullaney-Loss
Research Associate
202-347-6352 x118
State arts agency revenues and appropriations; per capita rankings; dedicated revenues; staffing and operations.
Paul Pietsch Paul Pietsch
Research Manager
202-347-6352 x111
Percent for art programs; authorizing legislation; nongrant programs, services and partnerships.
Kelly J. Barsdate Kelly Barsdate
Chief Program and Planning Officer
202-347-6352
State arts agency structure, policy and governance; advocacy; planning and evaluation. Customized training for state arts agency staff, council and constituents.