Mr. Ryan Antony Nicotra
Ryan Antony Nicotra is the Development Director at Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore’s largest alternative theatre. He is a graduate of the Goucher College MA Arts Administration program; his master's thesis focused on the intersection of design thinking and cultural equity with applications in the nonprofit arts sector.
Ryan is the founder and coordinator of the Harford County Arts & Culture Alliance-- a nonpartisan local arts advocacy coalition of nearly one-thousand members. Under Nicotra’s leadership, HCACA successfully lobbied the Harford County Board of Education to rescind a prohibitive new participation fee that caused a 30% drop in student involvement in extracurricular drama programs in Harford County Public Schools.
Ryan is a member of the steering committee of the Emerging Arts Advocates program of Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA). While he was a temporary programs coordinator, MCA organized an aggressive campaign that was successful in restoring $2.2 million in funding for the Maryland State Arts Council. He testifies regularly in support of the arts to members of Congress, to the Maryland General Assembly, and to local government officials.