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Bronwyn Mauldin is director of research and evaluation at the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, where she leads a team that utilizes data and research methods to strengthen the arts ecology and ensure all residents have equitable access to the arts. She has conducted studies on salaries, benefits, and volunteers in local arts nonprofits. She co-led creation of the Arts Ed Profile, collecting K-12 arts education data from all 81 school districts in Los Angeles County and making it publicly available through an online interactive tool. She was a key instigator of the annual Arts Datathon. Mauldin has spent her career conducting applied research and evaluation for nonprofits, philanthropies, and government. She has evaluated farmworker programs, studied employment conditions for truck drivers, analyzed apprenticeship opportunities in healthcare, and researched villager organizing in rural northeast Thailand. Mauldin has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. She is a novelist, poet, and zine maker, and has been a writer in residence at Mesa Verde National Park and Denali National Park.

Research & Evaluation for the Arts