The Los Angeles County Arts Commission released the third report in a series exploring workers in arts nonprofits in the region. A significant finding in this release, Volunteers in Nonprofit Arts Organizations in LA County, shows how many people give their time to support the arts across the county. This study utilized data collected by the Cultural Data Project (CDP). The LA County Arts Commission has supported the CDP since 2009. Read more here.
Culture Across Communities is the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s first national report, relies on data from the Cultural Data Project, and is supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The report covers the activities of 5,502 organizations in 11 metros: Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. Collectively, these communities employ 906,000 paid and volunteer positions and spend $13 billion annually. The communities examined had a collective population of more than 75 million residents, or 23.7% of the total population of the country. The report, which follows up and expands on the Alliance’s 2014 Portfolio research on the financial health of the arts and culture sector in Philadelphia, is featured on Philly.com and The Washington Post.
The Cultural Data Project, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, announced today that it will change its name to DataArts, effective January 2016. The new name and brand identity will signal the launch of a significantly upgraded version of its technology and Data Profile survey, a new national website, and enhanced services to advance data-informed management practices for the cultural sector.