Press Kit

If you would like more detailed information about the Cultural Data Project, please view our press kit. In it you will find general information about the project’s mission, history and goals, and sample forms and reports.

Press kit: Project Overview

Press kit: Sample Reports

Press Inquiries:

Please contact Juliette Stevens at 215.383.0737 or jstevens@culturaldata.org.

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San Francisco City Services Auditor Releases Report on Museum Services Using CDP Data

April 28, 2015
City and County of San Francisco Controller

The City Services Auditor of the City and County of San Francisco released a report using fiscal year (FY) 2010‐11 data from the CDP and self‐reported data from two San Francisco museums to provide a benchmarking analysis for museum services, reviewed performance and cost benchmarks and conduct comparisons of the cost and performance of San Francisco City government with other cities, counties, and public agencies performing similar functions. Nine cities and the counties with which they are affiliated were used for the peer group used in this report. These are Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, DC.

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Arts & Cultural Practitioners Call for Solutions to Data Challenges in New CDP Report

April 22, 2015
Cultural Data Project

The CDP today released a new report, Bridging the Capacity Gap: Cultural Practitioners’ Perspectives on Data, which shares findings from five town hall meetings conducted as part of its ongoing conversation with cultural practitioners about how data can be used to improve the health and effectiveness of the arts and cultural sector. The report offers insights from arts practitioners, artists, service organizations, and funding agencies about the principal challenges they face in collecting, interpreting and applying data to strengthen their decision-making. It offers suggestions from arts leaders about how to build organizational capacities and cultures that support the use of data in management practice.

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LA County Arts Commission Releases Report on Nonprofit Wages and Benefits Using CDP Data

April 21, 2015
LA County Benefits Report

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission released the second report in a series exploring wages and benefits in arts nonprofits in the region using CDP data. A significant finding in this release—Benefits in Nonprofit Arts Organizations in LA County—shows arts nonprofits in LA County continued to provide health coverage to their employees even as their budgets were battered during one of the most difficult economic periods in US history.

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