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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Josh Franzos. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Josh Franzos.

An Unprecedented National Network

DataArts is the vital interchange where thousands of cultural organizations, grantmakers, researchers, advocates, and service providers meet to advance the arts, culture, and humanities. Together we are creating an unparalleled source of information, resources, and perspectives for and about the cultural sector.

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When you partner with DataArts, you’re strengthening the cultural sector with the power of high-quality data and helping tell a more persuasive story of its assets, contributions, and impacts.

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX. Photo by Ezra Gentle. Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX. Photo by Ezra Gentle.

Our Partners

New partners join us every month. These lists are updated quarterly.

Cultural Nonprofits

Thousands of nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations participate in DataArts annually. They are making an important contribution to their own health and vitality and that of the sector at large. We salute these community treasures.

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Research Partners

They’re experts in their fields – whether music, dance, arts education, opera, theater, visual arts and collections, literary, film, or media. They are also dedicated research partners using the DataArts platform to streamline their data collection and drawing on CDP data to develop sophisticated analyses, resources, and tools that advance the sector. They and their members are helping create a more inclusive, representative picture of our nation’s cultural nonprofits.

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Americans for the Arts

www.americansforthearts.org

Americans for the Arts Arts and Economic Prosperity Survey is hosted on the DataArts platform, and is the largest and most comprehensive  economic impact study conducted on the arts field.

Art House Convergence

http://www.arthouseconvergence.org/ 

Art House Convergence’s Theater Operations survey is hosted on the DataArts platform, and provides an in-depth look at art house theater operations ranging from concessions to fundraising across the U.S.

GuideStar - COMING SOON

www.guidestar.org

Nonprofits that complete the CDP  and share their data with GuideStar earn the full benefits of GuideStar's  "Platinum" accreditation level, including premium search features  that allow for unmasked benchmarking comparisons.

League of American Orchestras

www.americanorchestras.org 

The League's Orchestra Statistical Report Survey is hosted on the DataArts platform, and is the most comprehensive annual survey on U.S. and Canadian professional nonprofit symphony orchestras.

 

National Center for Arts Research

www.smu.edu/artsresearch

The SMU National Center for Arts Research aggregates and analyzes DataArts and other public and proprietary data sources to investigate important issues related to arts management and share actionable, evidence-based insights into the health of arts and cultural organizations in America.

National Guild for Community Arts Education

www.nationalguild.org

The Guild's biennial survey is hosted on the DataArts platform, and reports on the financial health and programmatic impact of nonprofit arts education organizations.

OPERA America

www.operaamerica.org

OPERA America's Professional Opera Survey is hosted on the DataArts platform, and is the most comprehensive annual survey on U.S. and Canadian professional nonprofit opera companies.

Participating Grantmakers

Public and private funders nationwide use the DataArts platform to make complex decisions, and increase the transparency and impact of their philanthropy.

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  • 112 Participating Grantmakers
  • Allegheny Regional Asset District
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
  • Arts Council for Long Beach
  • Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
  • Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • Berkeley Civic Arts Commission

Philanthropic Partners

DataArts is grateful for the additional philanthropic support of funders who believe in the power of data to strengthen the vitality, performance, and public impact of the cultural sector.

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  • 27 Philanthropic Partners
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Barr Foundation

Our Founders

DataArts was launched as the Cultural Data Project (CDP) in the fall of 2004, by a group of Pennsylvania grantmakers and arts advocates seeking to provide a statewide, web-based data collection system for arts and cultural organizations. The CDP was operated as a program of The Pew Charitable Trusts until 2013.

Our Transformation Funders

DataArts’ predecessor organization, the Cultural Data Project, operated for nearly a decade as a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The CDP’s national transition to DataArts and technology transformation were generously supported by the following organizations.

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