Welcome to DataArts

Data Arts

DataArts is the convergence of data, art, and culture. This new name reflects our evolution beyond data collection and reporting, and advances a new field of practice and set of resources for cultural leadership in the twenty-first century.

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What does this mean?

DataArts is the Cultural Data Project’s new name. In the first quarter of 2016, we will launch the new and improved Cultural Data Profile, which is our principal and proprietary service offering, and a new national website. By combining tailored, relevant, and consolidated surveys with enhanced educational resources and reporting we are helping our users glean useful insights from the data we collect and strengthening efforts to use data to advance cultural missions.

DataArts is the interchange where cultural organizations, grantmakers, researchers, and advocates meet to share information, gain new perspective, and collaborate for the benefit of the sector. Together, we are creating an indispensable national resource for and about the arts, culture, and humanities—helping us all make the case that, indeed, culture counts.

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What to expect

DataArts’ new Cultural Data Profile and national website will launch in the first quarter of 2016.

  • DataArts will be home to the new Cultural Data Profile (still called the CDP) and will serve as a single central platform for consolidated surveys fielded by partnering arts service organizations.
  • A vibrant national DataArts website will be the portal to the new survey, management, and reporting platform.
  • A tailored and responsive Data Profile experience, a user-friendly survey interface, and enhanced learning and management resources will combine to make your experience easier and more useful.
  • All historic data will be transferred, safe and sound, and support will be just a click, email, chat, or call away.

Watch a video overview of what the DataArts platform will offer in early 2016. Until then, current CDP participants may complete and submit Data Profiles, access historic data, run reports, and review applicant pools using the existing CDP interface.

What's on the horizon

Pre-release phase

A small group of organizations will begin using the new responsive Cultural Data Profile before our national launch by participating in a prerelease phase. All other CDP users will continue to complete their Data Profiles as they always have, and will access their existing data and reports by logging in at culturaldata.org.


Our name change is now official, and we will launch the DataArts national website and the new Cultural Data Profile in early 2016. At that time, additional Data Profiles can be created and submitted using the new system. All historic data and profiles will be available on the new platform. Sign up to receive emails and stay informed of our progress.

More enhancements

Throughout 2016 and 2017 we will add more features and reports, a management center, and educational resources. Check back often to see what’s new.

Become an early adopter of the new Cultural Data Profile

With your feedback we have made significant changes to the Cultural Data Profile, and we’re now looking for volunteers from arts and cultural organizations to participate in the prerelease phase of our new system rollout.

Contact us if you would like to be invited to join the early release.

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How will this transition affect me?

Whether you are a cultural manager or grantmaker, you will benefit from an easy-to-use, intuitive, and more relevant experience when the new platform launches.

Until then, you will continue to use the Data Profile as you normally have. The only change is that cultural organization users will log in through the Cultural Data Project’s national website (culturaldata.org) versus the state site you may have used in the past.

When the new system launches, you will be asked to create an individual user login in order to access the DataArts platform. Once you've created your login, found your organization's account, or started a new organization account, you will be ready to begin creating your Data Profiles.


Can I still access my Data Profiles or my applicant information before the transition?

Yes. Your organizational accounts and Data Profiles will remain active and can be accessed by logging in at culturaldata.org.

Once we bring your data into the new system you will not need to return to the old. All your historic information will be waiting for you in the DataArts platform.


How will I know my data is being transferred?

We will give you advance notice of the timing of the data migration, and will ensure that no grant deadlines are compromised. Our Support Center associates will be standing by to answer any questions you may have.

DataArts and the new Cultural Data Profile will launch in early 2016, at which time all participants will be notified once their data has been transferred to the new system.


Will this affect my grant deadlines?

Grant deadlines are set each year by participating grantmakers, not by DataArts or the CDP. We do not anticipate any changes in deadlines due to the changes in the Data Profile, unless grantmakers opt to make them. Please be sure to check your grantmakers’ websites for the most current information on their programs.


Do I still have to log in to my state CDP site?

All users may now log in to the system through our national website, culturaldata.org.


Who can I contact with questions?

During our transition, please contact our Support Center via email at help@culturaldata.org or call 877-707-DATA


How can I participate in the prerelease phase?

To determine whether you are eligible to participate, please fill out the questionnaire here.