Lara Holman Garritano

Local Arts Agency Specialist
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia
Lara Holman Garritano currently serves as the Local Arts Agency Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Lara has worked with local arts agencies in a variety of capacities. Most recently, Lara was the Creative District Manager for downtown Colorado Springs in Colorado. After working to obtain a state-certified creative district designation, Lara developed and managed programming that sought to integrate arts and creativity into downtown’s economic and livability efforts. Prior to that, Lara worked at 4Culture in Seattle, Washington. Her work there included a variety of positions that ranged from managing grant funding programs for arts organizations and local arts agencies to assisting with agencywide priorities as the organization’s first Communications Manager.