SMU DataArts hosts the Cultural Data Profile (CDP), a detailed online survey of financial, programmatic, and demographic information that cultural nonprofits fill out once annually, and use to apply for funding to multiple grant programs. Other organizations provide data as part of integrated surveys administered by national arts service organization partners. This data powers a suite of business intelligence reports which cultural leaders use to better manage their organizations. It also contributes to a robust, national data resource for research and advocacy.
Our participants represent the spectrum of nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations. They range from small community operations to large, civic institutions, all across the United States, including:
Figures as of March 2020, supplied by SMU DataArts.