DataArts - Cultural Data Profile

DataArts Launches Everyday Data Initiative
The new Everyday Data videos and associated educational resources feature the leaders of four small arts organizations using creativity and data to solve problems and plan for the future of their organizations.

Analytics. Insight. Impact.

Data Is Our Medium

Our appreciation for arts and culture is matched only by our passion for analytics and evidence-based insights that unlock business potential in a way intuition alone simply can’t. We’re working across the sector to build a new resource that illuminates national trends and local nuance, helping us all make the case that indeed, culture counts.

Arts & Cultural Organizations

Apply for grants, gather insight, and share your data to strengthen the case for arts and culture.

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Explore data sets, answer questions, and communicate about the sector’s assets and challenges.

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  • Our Mission

    DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project) is a is an independent non-profit with 13 years of experience in data collection, security, and analysis. We empower the cultural sector with high-quality data and resources to strengthen nonprofits’ vitality, performance, and public impact.

    Our flagship service, the Cultural Data Profile, is used by thousands of cultural organizations each year. We've expanded our services to include a variety of online services for grantmakers and cultural organizations, targeted research projects for the sector, and educational resources to build data skills for 21st-century cultural leadership.

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  • The DataArts Platform Now Features Management Insights

    Streamlined Cultural Data Profile and Reporting at Your Fingertips

    Through the Data Management Center, participating arts and culture organizations can: 

    Access their own Cultural Data Profile and historical data:
    Run analytic reports, including:
    Annual Report, Programs and Attendance,
    Marketing, Fundraising, and Balance Sheet:
    View financial health metrics including:
    Operating Margin, Working Capital and In-Kind ratio;
    Search for new grantmakers and grant programs.

    About the New CDP About Us

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Data in Action Is Poetry in Motion

We believe in the power of data to enlighten, inform, and inspire action. See how data is fueling new knowledge and progress for the arts.


Everyday Data: Market Research with DanceWorks Chicago

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Everyday Data: Getting Smart with Arts Data

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Our Partners Are Movers, Shakers, and Culture-Makers

DataArts brings together thousands of partners and participants united in one common cause: to advance the impact and influence of the arts, culture, and humanities through the power of high-quality data.

Join us! Contact for more information on supporting and participating in our national data set. 

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Photo Credit: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco, CA. Photo by RJ Muna.

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