Diane L. Mataraza

President at Mataraza Consulting

43 Fullerwood Drive, Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
Mataraza Consulting
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Last Updated 7/27/2017

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Employment History

President  - Diane L. Mataraza , Inc

Executive Director  - The GRAMMY Foundation

Consultant  - Ohio Arts Council sponsored Wallace Educational Assessment

Senior Associate Consultant  - ArtsMarket Inc

Executive Director  - National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Foundation

Director of the Local Arts Agencies Program  - National Endowment for the Arts

Executive Director  - Alliance of New York State Arts Councils

Executive Director  - Dutchess County Arts Council


Bachelor of Music Education , cum laude  - School of Music at Ithaca College

bachelor's degree  - Ithaca College School of Music

master's degree  - New York University


Member, National Advisory Board  - WritersCorps

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Diane Mataraza, Cultural Planning
Diane Mataraza is President of Diane L. Mataraza, Inc., an arts management consulting firm based in Florida. Diane's record of accomplishment as an arts educator, a non-profit arts administrator, a federal arts funder, and as a director of a national foundation in the entertainment industry has provided a breadth of practical experience, which is now applied to helping others thrive. Recent projects have included reports for local and state arts agencies in California, Florida, and Ohio, as well as assessments for Philadelphia based organizations as part of the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. From 1999-2001, Diane was Senior Vice President with ArtsMarket, a national consulting firm specializing in cultural planning and marketing. From 1997-1999, she served as the Executive Director of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Foundation (the Grammy Awards) based in Santa Monica, California. She was Director of the Local Arts Agencies Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. from 1992-96. In her last year at the NEA under the chairmanship of Jane Alexander, Diane served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Chairman. Prior to the NEA, Diane directed the Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, the lead advocacy organization for the arts in New York State. She represented the arts community on the Governor's Arts Award Committee; the NYS Senate Committee on the Culture Industry; the Business Council of New York State's Tourism Advisory Committee and the State Education Commissioner's Advisory Committee. Diane ran the Dutchess County Arts Council and its United Arts Fund in Poughkeepsie, New York, from 1979-1984. A trained musician, Diane taught high school instrumental music in New York's public schools from 1974-1978. She is the 1998 recipient of the Selina Ottum Award presented by the NEA and Americans for the Arts. Diane holds a BA (cum laude) from Ithaca College School of Music, an MA from New York University, and a Certificate in association management from the US Chamber of Commerce.

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About - Mataraza Consulting

Diane Mataraza's 30 years of experience provide boundless resources for her work with groups who understand the importance of reimagining and refreshing their offerings in order to remain current with today's rapidly changing cultural climates.
With her heart deeply engaged in her work-and the people and organizations she works with-each project is rooted in an expectation of success, so that the efforts arising from that expectation yield a successful outcome. Diane also works with foundations, cities, states in assessment and planning. For more information about how Mataraza Consulting can help you and/or your organization, check out our list of services. hr-line Diane Mataraza, President As president of Mataraza Consulting, Diane applies her lifelong record of accomplishment as an arts educator, non-profit arts administrator, federal arts funder, and foundation director to helping arts and cultural organizations build strong, sustainable programs. A native of New York's Hudson Valley, Diane was awarded a bachelor's degree cum laude from Ithaca College School of Music, a master's degree from New York University, and a certificate in association management from the United States Chamber of Commerce. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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