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.

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Releases 2014 Portfolio

April 20, 2015
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 2014 Portfolio

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.

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National Center for Arts Research Releases Arts Vibrancy Index Report

March 2, 2015
NCAR Report

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) released its first annual Arts Vibrancy Index. The index draws on CDP and other data to rank more than 900 communities across the country. Vibrancy is measured as the level of supply, demand, and government support for arts and culture on a per capita basis. The report highlights the top 20 large markets and top 20 medium and small markets.

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National Center for Arts Research Issues Second Report

February 25, 2015
NCAR Report

The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University issued its second report, drawing on CDP and other data, that examines the financial, operating, engagement and staffing health of the nonprofit arts industry. The Center, the first of its kind in the nation, investigates important issues in arts management and patronage, making its findings available to arts leaders, funders, policymakers, researchers and the general public.

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