DALLAS, TX – SMU DataArts, a national center for arts research at Southern Methodist University, today released its sixth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand and government support for the arts in each city.
NEW YORK, NY – SMU DataArts, in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, today released a report—The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations—that identifies common strategies that leaders of 20 high-performing arts organizations reported using to achieve organizational health.
DALLAS, TX - SMU DataArts, a national center for arts research, has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will support expansion of a data collection project conducted by TRG Arts, SMU DataArts’ longtime partner in advancing the culture and arts sector, which is helping arts organizations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. understand how the COVID-19 virus has affected their operations.
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Today, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), Americans for the Arts (AFTA), and SMU DataArts announced a new partnership to survey 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organizations in New York City in an effort to capture and report on the full breadth of the financial impact COVID-19 has had on this crucial sector.
DALLAS, TX - SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, today released its fifth annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand and government support for the arts in each city.
DALLAS, TX - SMU DataArts, a national arts research center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas releases today a study assessing Houston, Texas arts and culture workers and audience demographics. The study was funded by Houston Endowment, a private foundation that works to advance equity of opportunity for the people of greater Houston and enhance the vibrancy of the region.
DALLAS, TX – SMU DataArts today released its latest report on national fundraising trends in the arts and cultural sector. The report finds that organizations are spending less on fundraising, and getting less in return per dollar spent. Overall, the amount of contributed revenue generated from every dollar of fundraising expenses went down from $8.80 in 2014 to $8.56 in 2017.
DALLAS, TX – SMU announces the merger of its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), a leading provider of evidence-based insights on the nonprofit arts and cultural industry, with DataArts, the respected Philadelphia-based resource for in-depth data about U.S. nonprofit arts, culture and humanities organizations, effective immediately. The two are joining forces to strengthen the national arts and cultural community through data, the knowledge that can be generated from it, and the resources to use it.