John Carnwath's work at WolfBrown primarily focuses on arts funding, cultural policy, and related issues of measurement and evaluation. Recent projects have included the design of a national benchmark of foundation support for individual artists (client: Grantmakers in the Arts) and an international literature review on the cultural value and the intrinsic impacts of the arts (Arts Council England).
John holds a PhD from Northwestern University. As a graduate student he designed and taught several courses, including The Economics of the Performing Arts and Organizational Structures and Production Processes in contemporary US Theater, while writing his dissertation on the institutional development of municipal theaters in Germany.
John currently serves as a Contributing Editor for the arts research blog Createquity. Previously, John worked for the Chicago Artists Resource and served as the Dean of the Chicago chapter of the Awesome Foundation.