DataArts - Cultural Data Profile


La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA. Photo by Jim Carmody. La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA. Photo by Jim Carmody.

DataArts Supports Arts and Culture

Resources for Arts Advocates

In the face of continuing threats to public funding for arts and culture, DataArts is proud to advance the sector by putting data and insights in service to advocacy efforts across the nation.

  • State-level reports, reflecting those areas where the Cultural Data Profile is widely used, are available for download and provide aggregate data on the employment, revenue, spending, and attendance generated by participating cultural nonprofits in each state.

  • Our Advocacy Report, an annual subscription service, will be available for $99 for arts advocates. The reports draw on extensive cultural data sets and can be customized to present information at the national, state, and local legislative district levels. The advocacy report is also available to grantmakers and their applicants who are part of a participation agreement. 

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

State Advocacy Reports

Select one of 16 states and download a pre-designed report on statewide arts employment, revenue, spending and attendance.

* Data reflects organizations participating in the Cultural Data Profile and most recent completed fiscal years.

  • AZ
  • CA
  • IL
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MR
  • MS
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA

Download A Report

Please complete the following information to download your report.

Run an Advocacy Report

Access data collected from the Cultural Data Profiles of over 15,000 arts and culture organizations from around the country, and customize your report to reflect state, congressional district, county and city council district level information.

The Advocacy Report was developed and enhanced through the generous support of the Barr Foundation.

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* DataArts will require some basic organizational data from new users. All information will remain confidential.

Free Online Advocacy Course

Designed for arts and culture professionals, our free online course includes the basics of building a relationship with elected officials, tips for creating persuasive messaging, and best practices for using data to understand and justify your organization’s position on an issue.

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The online courses are made possible through support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Barra Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.

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