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.
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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Report Demonstrates Public Funding has a Positive Community Impact in Cuyahoga County
With more than $95 million invested in arts and culture organizations, public funding from a Cuyahoga county tax has provided a dedicated source of growth for the sector. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s 2012 Report to the Community uses Ohio CDP data to highlight the importance of arts and culture as an economic driver for the Greater Cleveland region.
A report released by the members of the Arizona CDP Task Force demonstrates the impact of the Arizona arts and cultural sector.
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council released a report illustrating the economic impact of the arts in Allegheny County, PA.
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) leveraged 2009-2011 data from the Ohio Cultural Data Project on a sample of 93 arts and culture nonprofits in Cuyahoga County to analyze their financial, human capital and infrastructure health.
The report affirms the creative economy as a significant growth sector and strategic opportunity for Michigan’s economy. Data for the report, which focuses on FY 2010, comes from the Michigan CDP and other sources.
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), released a new report, detailing the economic impact of arts organizations and their audiences on Maryland’s economy. The report uses solely Maryland CDP data.
A new report has found that the region’s arts and cultural sector is a $3.3 billion economic engine.
A new report from Dance/NYC highlights a growing trend. “Fiscal sponsors are advocates for their artists and may be facilitating public activity that may otherwise fail to take place,” state Ian David Moss and Carrie Blake within the report.
Non-residents who visit Chicago for its arts and cultural scene pump two-and-a-half times more money into the city’s economy than Chicago residents, according to a new report.
New studies conducted by MAS reveal a narrative of strong resilience in New York City’s vast and varied arts sector, describing a “scrappy and nimble” community that continues to enrich lives in spite of economic challenges.
The arts are a $135 billion national industry. That’s one of the findings in a report released by Americans for the Arts that examined the national economic impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The report looked at data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and included research from the Cultural Data Project.
State funding for the arts in Illinois has been reduced by half in the last five years. Using CDP data, Arts Alliance Illinois has issued a brief showing that for every dollar invested in the arts and humanities sector, $78.46 is pumped back into the Illinois economy.
For every $1 invested in the arts and cultural sector of Montgomery County, Maryland, $15.40 is put back into the local economy. That’s one of the findings of the most recent edition of the report released by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
In Ohio’s Cuyahoga County, public investment in the arts has caused the sector to grow by 30 percent. That’s one of the findings of the newly-released report Strengthening Community 2011 by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Ohio CDP data also showed that for every dollar invested by CAC, nineteen dollars were pumped back into the local economy.
ArtServe Michigan has released Creative State Michigan, a new resource for information on how the arts, culture, arts education and creative industries impact Michigan and its communities. The report and accompanying website use information from the Michigan Cultural Data Project and other sources to report on arts and culture’s role in creating jobs, tax revenue, and vibrant communities across the state.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) cited CDP data in a recent news release titled, “New Year - New Data to Make the Case for Arts & Culture.” The MCC uses data collected from the Massachusetts Cultural Data Project to evaluate the impact and public value of the cultural organizations supported through its largest grant program, the Cultural Investment Portfolio.
Dance/NYC has released a new report which highlights findings on New York City nonprofit dance that have been developed using information from the New York State Cultural Data Project. The report, State of NYC Dance, establishes key benchmarks for measuring the activity, economics and workforce of nonprofit dancemakers with budgets of more than $25,000.
The 2011 Portfolio, the third installment in the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance ’s Portfolio series, used CDP data from 405 Pennsylvania arts and cultural organizations to provide the “first comprehensive look at the effects of the recession on Southeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.”
New research commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation draws on sources including the California Cultural Data Project to offer fresh illustrations of the state’s nonprofit arts sector and the people who take part in it.
The Alliance for the Arts has released The State of the Arts: A Summary Overview of New York City’s Nonprofit Cultural Organizations, Their Strengths and Challenges, a snapshot of the New York City cultural community’s strengths and weaknesses.
The Maryland State Arts Council has released their Economic Impact Report of the Nonprofit Arts Industry in Maryland FY 2009, which was created using Maryland CDP data and demonstrates the tremendous impact arts non-profit organizations have on the Maryland economy.
The Philadelphia Research Initiative, administered by The Pew Charitable Trusts, has published their 2011 State of the City report, a “multi-dimensional, fact-based portrait of America’s fifth-largest city.”
For the third consecutive year, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture has created its annual economic impact report using data gathered from the California Cultural Data Project.
During winter term 2011, students at Northwestern University used data from the Illinois Cultural Data Project (CDP) to explore the business side of Chicago’s vibrant theatre community in an undergraduate seminar on Organizational Structures and Production Processes in Contemporary US Theatre.
Where communities have wisely invested in their arts and cultural sector, CDP data proves that the investment has paid off by expanding arts programs, arts education, and economic growth.