Founder & Director, Lauren Gibbs
LG Capital for Culture, LLC
Lauren Gibbs is a multi-disciplinary arts administrator with over fifteen years of professional experience and proven results in diversified fundraising strategies. She founded LG Capital for Culture, LLC in 2014 to formalize the business structure for her company’s services to the nonprofits arts and culture sector. Lauren and her skilled team of expert development strategists, event managers, major gift specialists, researchers and grant writers work diligently to meet the unique needs of each client.
Lauren has an academic and professional background in dance theater and business, which stems from her lifelong passion for the performing and visual arts. Over the last 15+ years, she has worked with startup to medium sized arts nonprofits, including service organizations, culturally specific organizations, individual artists, presenters, schools, residency organizations and more. She continues to dedicate her professional career to promoting and advancing the cultural sector.
She has held full-time staff positions and consulting positions in development for a variety of arts organizations, including: Ballet Hispanico, Works & Process at the Guggenheim, Fractured Atlas, Origin Theatre Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Museum of Arts and Design, Signature Theater Company, Tarrytown Music Hall, Count Basie Theater, Millay Arts Colony, Young Concert Artists, and Queens Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
Lauren and her team at LG Capital for Culture have extensive experience in the creation and implementation of annual and capital development plans; feasibility studies and surveying; solicitation of diversified support through prospect research, grant writing, membership, and individual giving; board development and cultivation; event planning and execution; nonprofit incorporation; and general management.
She has taught development strategy as a guest professor for the Master’s Program at Brooklyn College and Hostos College. She has served as a grant panelist for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and a SmART Bar presenter at the Dance/USA and Dance/NYC annual symposiums. For the last three years, she has served as a Host Committee member for DRA's Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival, and she was previously an Advisory Board member for Monica Bill Barnes & Company. As a pro-bono development professional, she helped manage Dakar Vert's Environmental Film Festival, which opened the 2016 BAMFilmAfrica Festival. She is a contributing member and frequent patron of many local cultural nonprofits such as BAM, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic, Rubin Museum, MassMoca, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of National History, and Municipal Arts Society.
She received her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Performing Arts Administration from New York University. She also has a dual Bachelors Degree in Dance/Theatre (B.A) and International Business with a concentration in French (B.B.A.) from James Madison University.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, she has previously worked and lived in New York, NY; Red Bank, NJ; and Paris, France over the last two decades.