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  • Aug 2019 20

    SMU DataArts, The National Center For Arts Research, Releases Fifth Annual List Of Most Arts-Vibrant Cities In The U.S.

    DALLAS (SMU) - SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, today released its fifth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand and government support for the arts in each city.

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  • Jun 2019 13

    SMU DataArts Releases Study on Greater Houston Arts and Culture Demographics

    DALLAS (SMU) - Houston is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the country, yet that diversity is not proportionally reflected in the workforce and audiences of its arts and culture organizations. However, this is beginning to change as younger, more ethnically diverse individuals enter the job market.

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  • Feb 2019 21

    SMU DataArts Fundraising Report Reveals It Takes Money to Make Money

    DALLAS (SMU) – SMU DataArts today released its latest report on national fundraising trends in the arts and cultural sector. The report finds that organizations are spending less on fundraising, and getting less in return per dollar spent. Overall, the amount of contributed revenue generated from every dollar of fundraising expenses went down from $8.80 in 2014 to $8.56 in 2017.

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  • Aug 2018 16

    SMU’s National Center for Arts Research and DataArts to Merge

    DALLAS (SMU) – SMU announces the merger of its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), a leading provider of evidence-based insights on the nonprofit arts and cultural industry, with DataArts, the respected Philadelphia-based resource for in-depth data about U.S. nonprofit arts, culture and humanities organizations, effective immediately. The two are joining forces to strengthen the national arts and cultural community through data, the knowledge that can be generated from it, and the resources to use it. 

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  • Mar 2018 23

    James L. “JW” Williams III Joins DataArts’ Board of Directors

    PHILADELPHIA– DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, announced the election of a new member to its Board of Directors: James L. “JW” Williams III, the chief executive officer of Lawrence Williams, LLC, a Washington DC-based consulting firm.

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  • Feb 2018 27

    DataArts Launches "Everyday Data" Initiative Featuring Arts Organizations Harnessing the Power of Data

    PHILADELPHIA - Small performing arts organizations are showcased in “Everyday Data,” a new online video series released today by DataArts that features the leaders of arts organizations using creativity and data to solve problems and plan for the future of their organizations. The Everyday Data videos and associated educational resources are produced and hosted by DataArts, the respected national resource for data from and for the cultural sector.

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  • Jan 2018 18

    Kathy Lindenmayer Joins DataArts as Director of Development and Partnerships

    PHILADELPHIA – DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, announced the addition of Kathy Lindenmayer to its leadership team as Director of Development and Partnerships, effective January 29, 2018. Lindenmayer joins DataArts following a six-year tenure at Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), the national association of arts and culture funders, where she was Director of Development and Membership.

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  • Sep 2017 19

    Caralyn Spector Elected Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of DataArts

    PHILADELPHIA – DataArts’ Board Chair, Rich Mintz, today announced the election of Caralyn Spector as the organization's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 9, 2017.

    Spector, formerly Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), joined DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, as its Chief Operating Officer in July. She will serve as the organization's interim leader while a national search conducted by Arts Consulting Group, is underway.

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