Ryan Deal

Vice President, Cultural & Community Investment
Arts & Science Council
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ryan Deal, employed with the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg since 2009, currently serves as Vice President of Cultural & Community Investment. In this role, Ryan leads a team responsible for planning and facilitation of the agencies $7+ million grant making portfolio which includes more than 100 arts, science history and heritage partners from across Mecklenburg County each year receiving general operating support, community project grants, project support for individual artists, and organizational capacity building grants. Additionally, Ryan curates an annual suite of training and workshop opportunities targeting nonprofit governance/operations and creative individual entrepreneurship, generating more than 5,000 contact hours of instruction each year. Ryan studied Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and regularly participates in both community-based and professional performing arts productions as actor, musician and music director.