Ryan Bunch

Communications & Outreach Coordinator
The Arts Commission (Toledo, OH)
Toledo, Ohio

Ryan A. Bunch is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at The Arts Commission in Toledo, Ohio where he leads community programs and creative placemaking initiatives. For the past 15 years, Ryan has worked to leverage Toledo's post-industrial landscape as a cultural asset. As a volunteer, Ryan has initiated numerous events, projects and programs and served on the boards of several area organizations, including UpTown Association CDC, Frederick Douglass Community Association, Historic Ohio Theatre, Toledo SOUP Microgrants, and Spoken Toledo Storytelling, earning recognition as a 2016 recipient of Toledo's '20 Under 40' Leadership Award. He was previously the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Toledo City Paper and Music Editor at Toledo.com. Ryan studied creative writing and humanities at the University of Toledo and nonprofit administration through The Washington Center in Washington D.C. In his free time, Ryan is a poet, writer, and spoken word performance artist.