Diane Ragsdale

About Diane Ragsdale

Diane Ragsdale has written 3 posts in this blog. #

Diane is currently working as at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where she is lecturing, researching the impact of social and economic forces on US nonprofit regional theaters since the early 80's, and pursuing a PhD. For the six years prior to moving to Europe, Diane worked in the Performing Arts program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she had primary responsibility for theater, dance, and technology-related strategies and grants. Before joining the Foundation, Diane served as managing director of the contemporary performing arts center On the Boards in Seattle and as executive director of a destination music festival in a resort town in Idaho. Prior work also includes stints at several film and arts festivals and as a theater practitioner and teacher. She is a frequent panelist, provocateur, or keynote speaker at arts conferences within and outside of the US. You can read her blog, Jumper, on ArtsJournal.com and follow her on Twitter @DERagsdale. #