Since becoming independent from The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2013, DataArts has secured $4.85 million in leadership gifts to support the development of new technology, educational resources, and expanded operations. We are deeply grateful to the following transformation funders whose support will allow DataArts to continue to develop and enhance its platform and services over the next few years.
DataArts recently launched the beta version of a new online data management platform and enhanced Cultural Data Profile (CDP) to advance the work of the nonprofit arts and culture sector by providing ready access to high-quality data, analytics, and educational resources
DataArts has forged national partnerships to streamline data collection for the Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) study and field surveys by the League of American Orchestras and National Guild for Community Arts Education are now integrated with the CDP.
As cultural nonprofits seek to serve and reflect increasingly diverse communities, DataArts is developing ways to provide affordable and readily accessible insight into the demographics of their audiences and service areas. More than 100 arts professionals gathered for a recent preview of the pilot initiative now underway in Houston, thanks to support from the Houston Endowment and Houston Arts Alliance.
Anh Thang Dao-Shah, PhD, joins DataArts as Senior Research Advisor, effective July 1. Dao-Shah will work closely with DataArts to advise the organization’s research strategy, including the further development of cultural workforce and audience demographic data collection methodologies. Dao-Shah’s work with DataArts is made possible by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
We would like to thank the data-savvy participants of the Early Adopter program who were among the first to complete the new Cultural Data Profile (CDP) on the DataArts platform.
The CDP announces that three new members have been elected to its national Board of Directors: Zenetta Drew, Executive Director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT); Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), a national organization for theatre in the U.S.; and Patricia Grazzini, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), an encyclopedic fine arts museum located in Minneapolis.