DataArts - Cultural Data Profile

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Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, PA. Photo by Mark Garvin. Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol, PA. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Educational Resources

Advancing Data-Driven Decision-Making

DataArts offers a range of free training and educational resources designed to help cultural professionals and grantmakers put data to work. Our resources range from high-tech to high-touch. Online training sessions, reference resources, and webinars let you choose what and when you learn. In-person workshops and training sessions offer a more customized experience.

Workshops & In-Person Training

Data + Stories = Impact and other topical workshops develop skills in using data to support casemaking, fundraising, planning, and advocacy.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Photo by Filip Wolak. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Photo by Filip Wolak.

Online Learning

DataArts offers self-paced online courses that build cultural professionals’ ability to use data to inform the everyday decisions they face: understanding and growing audiences, managing finances, and making persuasive cases to internal and external decision-makers. Additional online resources help participants efficiently enter data into the Cultural Data Profile (CDP), make use of DataArts reports and other resources for management and planning, and tap data to make a stronger and more persuasive case for support and action.

Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.

Case Studies & Concepts

Read real-life case study examples to learn how data-savvy cultural managers and industry leaders are changing the business of culture.  Access a curated set of bite-sized reviews of the key concepts everyone needs to know to use data effectively.

 

University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by staff. University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by staff.

Knowledgebase

Unsure about how to answer a particular question on the CDP or need to brush up on financial terms and concepts? Ask the Knowledgebase.

BAYCAT, San Francisco, CA. Photo by Ariel Dovas. BAYCAT, San Francisco, CA. Photo by Ariel Dovas.

DataArts’ online data literacy curriculum was generously supported by the Barra Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and The Heinz Endowments.

For Arts & Cultural Organizations

Having too much data and not enough skill or confidence to use it can be intimidating for anyone. Here are additional resources just for arts and cultural nonprofits completing the CDP. Now everyone in your organization can gain the basic knowledge they need to collect, analyze, and put your CDP data to work.  

Orientation webinar
Overview of the CDP and what you need to get started.

CDP analytic reports webinars
Learn what reports are available and ways to use them in your day-to-day decisions.

For Grantmakers

When you join DataArts, we provide you with access to our Funder Reference Guide. This invaluable resource helps you get started and make the most of our platform and the CDP. We also provide a variety of training resources to help you leverage the power of consolidated and standardized applicant data:

  1. Funder Reference Guide
  2. Funder Report selection and use consultations with financial and technical specialists (contact businessdevelopment@culturaldata.org)
  3. Data Access orientation webinars (contact businessdevelopment@culturaldata.org)
  4. Examples of analytic reports and the questions they answer
  5. Grantmaker Support Center: 855-322-DATA (855-322-3282) or help@grantmakers.culturaldata.org

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