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  • Jun 2017 23

    Caralyn Spector Joins DataArts Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer; Richard Mintz Elected Chair and Glen Howard as Founding Chair of Board of Directors

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, announced an expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Caralyn Spector, formerly Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1.  The organization's Board, which met June 22 and 23 in Philadelphia, elected Rich Mintz, Executive Vice President, Blue State Digital as its Chair. Outgoing Board Chair Glen Howard, who has served DataArts since 2012 through its move from a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts to an independent national nonprofit organization, was elected Founding Chair.

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  • May 2017 3

    DataArts Announces New Data-Driven Tools and Online Resources for Arts Advocacy

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth financial and programmatic data for and about U.S. cultural nonprofits, today announced new, no-cost services for arts advocates, including customizable advocacy reports, fully-designed state reports, and online educational resources. With fiscal year 2018 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under threat, DataArts affirmed its commitment to arts and culture by putting a decade's worth of data about the sector’s contributions in service to advocacy efforts across the nation. The resources are available at

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  • Mar 2017 22

    DataArts Launches Free Online Courses to Teach Data Essentials

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – DataArts, the respected national resource for in-depth financial and programmatic data from the nation’s cultural nonprofits, today announced a new series of online courses designed to teach essential data skills to arts and cultural professionals.

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  • Jan 2017 20

    DataArts’ Business Intelligence and Analytics Center Brings Data-Driven Insights to Cultural Nonprofits

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts, the web-based platform for centralized collection and dissemination of financial and programmatic data for and about the nation’s cultural nonprofits, announced a new online Management Center designed to support arts professionals’ use of data for planning, advocating and decision-making. The Management Center’s intuitive technology, self-service dashboard, and easy-to-interpret data visualizations and reports, allows professionals in the $41.5 billion nonprofit arts and cultural sector to access, analyze, and share critical business performance information across workgroups within their organizations and with external audiences including boards, funders, policymakers, and constituents. 

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  • Nov 2016 28

    A New Wave of Reporting Tools and Features Now Available on the DataArts Platform

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts has now added a new selection of upgraded reports and capabilities to the system that enable participants to draw valuable insights from their data for use by management, boards, and grantmakers.

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  • Nov 2016 28

    Share Your Data Success Stories!

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts is looking for data-savvy arts and cultural professionals to share their organizational success stories with our national network. In 2017, we will select up to six organizations that are using CDP and other data in innovative ways to overcome financial challenges, expand and connect with audiences, or advocate for the arts in their community. Through this initiative, DataArts seeks to both recognize and amplify the stories of organizations successfully using data to inform their daily work, and provide peer-learning opportunities for thousands of cultural nonprofit professionals.

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  • Sep 2016 21

    Funding Partners Provide $4.85 Million for Technology, Operations, Education, and Expansion

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - 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.

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  • Sep 2016 15

    New DataArts National Data Collection and Education Platform is Live for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits and Grantmakers

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts has 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

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