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Americans for the Arts to Use Cultural Data Project Platform for National Economic Impact Study
July 20, 2015
Americans for the Arts

The Cultural Data Project (CDP), the most significant national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that the CDP will provide the organizational data collection platform for Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, Americans for the Arts’ fifth national economic impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry. The collaboration brings together two of the nation’s most respected cultural data and research organizations to capture and communicate the economic value of the nonprofit arts and cultural industry. This cooperative effort will enrich national research and policy efforts, while at the same time streamlining data reporting for arts and cultural organizations.

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