New Insights into Cultural Workforce Demographics
August 10, 2015
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey

Over the past year, the Cultural Data Project has worked with a more than a dozen advisors from across the nonprofit sector to explore ways to gain a better understanding of the demographic makeup of the professional staff, boards, volunteers, and artistic personnel who are the lifeblood of cultural nonprofits. This summer and fall, the [...]

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- Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director, Ballet Austin, Austin, TX

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