Amy Gibbs is an Analyst with AMS Planning & Research in their Southport, Connecticut office. Since joining AMS in 2013, Amy has completed research projects and benchmarking exercises to support the development of new performing arts centers in Salt Lake City and on Cape Cod and the renovations of the Starlight Amphitheatre in Burbank, California. She has also been involved in a project to help refine the vision and programming mix of a new venue in New York City.
Before AMS, Amy was with the Cultural Data Project (CDP), where she worked with arts and cultural organizations across the country on a daily basis to assist them in entering information into the database and interpreting financial documents. She was also responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the data and led an audit of research reports that used CDP data to determine what data points are of most interest to researchers in order to improve the quality of data. Amy participated in projects related to changing CDP’s organizational structure and culture after spinning off from Pew Charitable Trusts in 2012, becoming an independent 501(c)3 organization. Amy previously worked with theArtsFund: San Antonio’s United Arts Fund as the organization’s social media point of contact and was primarily responsible for raising their exposure and assisting in the promotion of its affiliate organizations.
Amy received an M.S. in Arts Administration from Drexel University, focusing her course work on research and arts policy. She presented her graduate thesis, a comparative study of three federal job support programs that provided assistance to the arts industry, at the 2012 Social Theory and Politics in the Arts Conference. Amy received B.A. in Drama, with an emphasis on literature and technical theatre, from Trinity University.