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  • Sep 2022 13

    SMU DataArts Awarded Hewlett Organizational Effectiveness Grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, has been awarded a Hewlett Organizational Effectiveness grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This funding will support the organization’s roadmap to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion, which has been a focus for the past three years and is part of its strategic plan moving forward.

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  • Jun 2022 22

    SMU DataArts Receives $1 Million Grant from the Mellon Foundation

    Grant will help support innovative, sector-wide research, internal and external efforts toward equity in the arts, and necessary additions and adjustments to SMU DataArts’ technology infrastructure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movement

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  • Oct 2021 5

    Ted Russell Named Nasher Haemisegger Fellow at SMU DataArts

    DALLAS (SMU) – October 5, 2021 – SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research based at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, has named Ted Russell, chair of Grantmakers in the Arts and director of arts strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, as its third Nasher Haemisegger Fellow, effective October 1, 2021. SMU DataArts compiles and analyzes data on arts organizations and their communities nationwide and develops free, innovative research reports on important issues in arts management and patronage. Russell will serve as an intellectual partner and counsel, working with SMU DataArts leadership on the critical issues prevalent in the arts and culture field. He will also serve as an ambassador for the center, communicating with funders, arts organizations and other constituents of the national arts sector and helping to raise awareness about SMU DataArts’ research.

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  • Jul 2021 20

    SMU DataArts Selected To Participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ $30 Million, International Digital Accelerator Program

    DALLAS (SMU) – July 20, 2021– SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research based at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 46 arts organizations worldwide selected for the new $30 million Digital Accelerator Program launched July 14 by Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York. SMU DataArts is one of only two organizations in Texas, along with the Austin Opera, chosen for the project. In addition to being a program participant, SMU DataArts will also work with Bloomberg Philanthropies on the design of its program evaluation.

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  • Jul 2021 7

    The KIPI Dashboard is Now Automated so Nonprofit Arts Leaders can Access their FY2020 KIPI Scores Immediately

    DALLAS (SMU) – July 7, 2021 – SMU DataArts’ KIPI (Key Intangible Performance Indicator) Dashboard now offers automated reporting so organizational leaders can get a deeper understanding of their organization’s position immediately after completing the Cultural Data Profile (CDP) survey.

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  • Apr 2021 29

    SMU DataArts Releases Study to Help Advance Audience Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    DALLAS (SMU) – April 29, 2021 – As performing arts organizations in the United States emerge from pandemic closures, SMU DataArts has released a new study to help these institutions address the question “When we re-open, whom will we gather?” and to take advantage of this time of reconnection to increase audience diversity.

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  • Mar 2021 18

    Two New Reports and One White Paper to Help Pave a Path for Healthier Working Capital

    DALLAS, TX - SMU DataArts today releases two new reports and a white paper looking at the financial health of the arts industry leading up to the pandemic.

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  • Mar 2021 10

    New Report from SMU DataArts Explores What Leaders of High-Performing Arts Organizations of Color See as Key to Success

    NEW YORK, March 10, 2021 – SMU DataArts, in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, today released The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizations of Color, which explores how leaders of these organizations viewed the reasons for their success along with challenges they face. Co-authored by SMU DataArts Director Zannie Voss, Ph.D., and SMU DataArts Research Director Glenn Voss, Ph.D., the new report aims to inform other arts organizations in their own approach to financial sustainability.

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