CDP in Research

The CDP worked with a Research Advisory Committee to seek ways to improve the data application and research request review process. For more information, please click here.

The high-quality data collected by the CDP has been used in a growing number of research and advocacy reports produced by professional researchers around the country. In order to foster significant research both regionally and nationally, the CDP partners with qualified researchers who analyze and report out on the data on the arts and cultural sector.

Creative Many Releases New Edition of Creative State Michigan Report Using CDP Data

July 13, 2015

In its fourth edition, Creative Many’s Creative State Michigan report details the impact Michigan’s arts and cultural nonprofit organizations have on the state’s economy and citizens using CDP data. The report represents Fiscal Year 2012 data from 407 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations – representing an estimated 18 percent of the sector.

Among its most compelling data, the report affirms the creative economy as a significant financial contributor and strategic opportunity for Michigan’s economic development. Of the nearly $596 million in annual expenditures by the nonprofit creative community in 2012 (which exceeds 2011 contributions), nearly $200 million supported salaries for 25,900 jobs. Organizations contributed more than $15 million in the employer portion of the payroll tax and nearly $1 million in state sales tax revenues.

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Center for an Urban Future Report on New York’s Creative Sector

July 2, 2015
Center for an Urban Future

A new report from the Center for an Urban Future draws on data from the Cultural Data Project and other sources to look into the state of New York’s creative sector. In the face of the city’s economic surge and changing political environment, Creative New York finds working artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and for-profit creative [...]

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Massachusetts Cultural Council Releases New Case Statement for Increased Public Investment in Arts & Culture Using CDP Data

June 23, 2015
Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has released a new case statement on the benefits of arts and cultural funding to the state’s economy, communities, and the education of our young people – and what long-term reinvestment in MCC’s work can accomplish using CDP data. They will be sharing it with the Massachusetts legislature this budget season along with their FY16 budget request.

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