Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Danielle Klebanow. Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Danielle Klebanow.
The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University today released a white paper titled Does “Strong and Effective” Look Different for Culturally Specific Organizations? that examines the distinguishing characteristics of arts organizations that primarily serve Asian American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino communities.
The study is designed to provide insights, based on measurable data, about the operating contexts and unique challenges that these organizations face. With data from DataArts the Cultural Data Profile and other national and government sources such as the Theatre Communications Group, the League of American Orchestras, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Census Bureau, and the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the National Center for Arts Research is creating the most complete picture of the health of the arts sector in the U.S.