Diane Ragsdale

Diane is currently enrolled full time as a doctoral student (in cultural economics) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where she is researching the impact of economic forces on US non-profit regional theatres since the early 80s.

For the six years prior to moving to the Netherlands, Diane worked in the Performing Arts program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a leading foundation for the arts in the US, where she was responsible for all theatre, dance, and technology-related strategies and grants.