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.
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.
The 2014 Portfolio is the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s largest analysis of the arts and culture sector to date, covering the activities of 473 cultural groups in the most recent fiscal year and trend data from 298 organizations covering 2009 to 2012 using CDP data.