SMU DataArts - Cultural Data Profile


ForDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Workforce Demographics Survey

This 5 to 7 minute secure and comprehensive survey collects demographic and workplace perception information anonymously - including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status to help ensure that your organization makes informed decisions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion among the arts and cultural workforce.

The Spring 2023 Workforce Demographics Study

SMU DataArts has invited organizations to participate in this study for a low-cost opportunity to receive a comparative report on the demographic makeup and well-being of their staff, board, and independent contractors.

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Conduct Your Own Study

Our secure survey collects demographic and perception information from employees of organizations within the community to help evaluate their diversity and inclusiveness. We also offer integrated options for partners who study with us. 

Our services include:

  • A study administration dashboard for our study partner, providing on-demand status reports, community and individual organization response rate progress, and easy access to templated communications and online training
  • A survey administration dashboard for participating organizations, providing a progress tracker and an interactive to-do list with templated communications
  • Webinar training and online tutorials for participating organizations
  • Full access to our Support Center throughout the duration of the study
  • Individual workforce reports with demographic profile details for each participating organization


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Why Use Workforce Demographics?

To understand the composition of your workforce using self-reported data from each individual participant. 

To identify how your organization or set of organizations represents the general population of your area.

To use these findings in developing ideas for decision-making and effective strategy to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Our Latest Study

In partnership with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT), the Entertainment Design & Technology Workforce Demographics Study provides key insights to better understand the demographic makeup of those who work behind the scenes.

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Public Archive of Workforce Demographics Studies

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